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Kings Canyon

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
559 565 3341
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for hiking.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Gilboa, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A great place to relax, unwind , and commune with nature. There are so many special places nearby it requires a few days to appreciate it. Also it is relatively uncrowded, so get out there on foot and enjoy.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

On a hot august day, we drove into kings canyon np. The view from the road reminds me of the Alps without the snow, the drop looked like 5 to 6 thousand feet down to the river. Very dramatic!

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Lafayette, Ca
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

it was amazing drive down into canyon and several look outs were amazing----we saw a wreck but not sure why people most have been looking at scenes and not paying attention

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Torrance, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Breathtaking views from any angle. Nature at its very, very best. Don't miss it! Great for hiking or driving...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We drove from Grant Grove until Roads End. The scenic byway was amazing. We also had great stops at Zumwalt Meadow, Roaring river falls, Canyon viewpoint, Roads End, Boyden cavern, and Cedar Grove. The short 1-2 hour hikes were fantastic, and the view of the canyon along the scenic byway is stunning.

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Dallas, Texas
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218 reviews 218 reviews
142 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Don't let the name fool you. Sequoia and Kings Canyon are one national park--one large park with lots of wonderful trails and amazing trees. Of course, don't miss the Sherman Tree in the Sequoia part of the park or the Sherman tree in the Kings Canyon part of the park. Many trails are easy. Do the loops to enjoy the... More

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Fresno, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you live in the Central Valley, it's worth taking even a day trip to the Sequoias. There are many places you can enjoy a picnic lunch, or bbq. The big sequoia trees are breath taking! Wear comfortable shoes because you will want to hike a bit. And if you have time, travel up a little more to Hume Lake,... More

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Port Washington, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fabulous trails, giant sequoia trees, breathtaking vistas, and loads of wildlife. We saw six bears! Lots of interesting historical spots too. And meadows full of wildflowers. The rangers were very knowledgeable and helpful. There are free shuttle busses as well. Seems like a very well maintained and accessible park. My new favorite!

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Tacoma, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was the 10th and 11th National Parks on our trip... Each are unique and you experience something to take away in each... Kings Canyon offers a wild river, wilderness, giant Sequoia trees... If you are headed to both Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks take route 180, as it's a much better road than route 198. Camp on Hume... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Must visit - the drive is incredible, and not busy at all when I visited in Summer 2014. Stunning scenery throughout.

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