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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: 559 565 3341
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for...
Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for hiking.
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A Beautiful Park - Definitely Worth a Visit!

Kings Canyon is a "must see" national park! The scenic byway is one of the most beautiful drives in the U.S. The mountains are spectacular and the rivers & waterfalls are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Kings Canyon is a "must see" national park! The scenic byway is one of the most beautiful drives in the U.S. The mountains are spectacular and the rivers & waterfalls are gorgeous. The sequoias at Grant Grove are magnificent. Be sure and take the time to walk around and enjoy the Grove.

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Odense, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

the name says it all, Roads end. Lots of nice hiking down there, waterfalls , wildlife lots of campgrounds .

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Thailand
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We loved everything about this, even the May snow and fog! This was a great day with nature and absolutely stunning views and scenerey everywhere.

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Perth, Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were shocked at the cost of this park. Toilet facilities were dirty and not well looked after. They need updating and cleaning. The scenery from the caravan park was the best part of the place, nothing like having a wine and watching the sun set over the canyon.

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Long Beach, California
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56 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been going to Sequoia and Yosemite for years and never took the time to visit King's Canyon. Not sure what motivated me on this trip to Sequoia, but am very glad I did. There is only one road into the park and dead ends at the end of the canyon, thus you must leave via the same route... More 

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Sevierville, TN
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you are in the Fresno area, take a few hours and drive into the national park. When you see the giant sequoias for the first time your jaw will drop open. They are huge and amazing. Be careful on the drive up the mountain. It is windy with steep drop offs if you are not careful. The tree viewing... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Kings Canyon really surprised me. I knew going in that it was going to be impressive, but I was totally underestimating its beauty: it's a stunner. Kings Canyon is a glacially carved gorge canyon, and is actually deeper than the Grand Canyon at 8,200 feet deep in places. There are waterfalls to view, as well as the mighty Kings River.... More 

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Woodside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I can't believe any one even rated this less than great! It certainly isn't the parks fault if it was closed for the season or because of the government shutdown! The park was clean, the roads were well kept and there were nice trails leading to so many different things to see. Lots to see from the driving road if... More 

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Fremont, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

drive and stop for wildlife , views , visitors centers , gift shops , bathrooms with running water (drought in California , because of bad leadership and greed ). Very nice smooth paved walking trail (narrow road ) with lots of sun and shade.

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Napa Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Starting with the ride from grant's grove to king's canyon, the views could not be more breathtaking. We hiked from Roaring River Falls to Zumwalt meadows then onto road's end for lunch on John Muir Rock and back. Easy 4 hour hike and well worth the time and effort.

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