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Kings Canyon

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
559 565 3341
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Hugh trees, scenic drives, caves, waterfalls, and great hiking trails. What more could one possible say. You must see it for yourself and allow a week just to see the basics.

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Logan, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

we visited sequoia nat'l park the first week of april and were so let down! we had heard that it was as good as, or even better, than yosemite but felt like we really missed out because of snow and road closures that were still in effect. we were able to hike the general sherman and general grant trails, but... More

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Wooster, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Our visit to Kings Canyon was a spiritual experience. The majestic giant sequoias, blanketed in a veil of snow was an unforgettable sight. Some of the areas were closed off because of the weather conditions, but being there in the midst of a snow storm was incredibly beautiful. I was in awe of the General Grant tree, and realizing that... More

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Seniors (above 62 I believe, or perhaps 65) can buy a ‘forever’ pass at the gate for $10. Gets you into any National Park for free. Kings Canyon: Absolutely amazing 180 degree view of the Sierras, with some snow on top in March. A bit of a strenuous walk up to Pacific Panorama viewing site but worth it! We wouldn’t... More

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Cedar Grove in kings canyon national park has a hidden little dirt rd on the east side of the highway, about 3miles from the ranger station. We have never seen fungi growing on a tree like this before. Boyden cavern near by.

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Voluntown, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Thank you National Park and Forest Service. I had a wonderful adventure here and even got to Hume Lake. Can't say enough about how important these parks are to our culture.

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Irvine, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Kings Canyon National Park is simply awesome! Within six hours or so from L.A. and Orange County there is no better place for a family camping experience (this from someone who has organized close to 20 group camping trips over the past 10 years, including multi-day trips to the Channel Islands, the Eastern Sierras, Yosemite and Grand Canyon). Use Canyon... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

I love it been going since I was lil. Im now 36 the sites are amazing. The drive alone is nice. The trees are amazing. Beautiful place to take the family.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Absolutely must drive down. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited, and so wild and natural. About an hour drive down and an hour back up, and the road twists and turns a lot, so I would not recommend taking the drive near sunset...

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Came upon Kings canyon at the end of our last but one Road trip in the US having just been through Yosemite and only spent one night, but we vowed we would return so 3 years later we did and stayed for 4 nights on Sentinel campground. This park is a lot less frantic than Yosemite, so peaceful the campgrounds... More

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