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Kings Canyon

Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: 559 565 3341
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for hiking.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Canyons, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for hiking.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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hollywood, california
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's about a 30 mile drive that will take you at least an hour. Twisty, windy and lots of really terrific scenery. At Road's End and there abouts there are any number of hikes, fantastic fishing, a market and restaurant that will make you with you'd brought something along!

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Hawthorne, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It's hot during summer and get cold in the night. Bring a rain gears sometimes it rain out nowhere. Making early reservation. Spaces are limited and full. But all and all it beautiful. Some hiking trails are worth going. This is good for group trip or romance get away.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I went to the Sequoia National park and Kings Canyon for 2 days. I would highly suggest everyone visit at least once in our life. If you have a convertible, even better! Make sure to fill up the gas tank, you aren't going to see a gas station for a long while!

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Rajkot, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

However much you have read, when you finally see the giant sequoias, you will yet be amazed. If you come from the North, go through the park from Fresno on route 180 and come out using 198 at Three Rivers. Tulare which is right on route 99. If you are heading south, Tulare is a good overnight place as you... More 

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Jonestown, PA
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178 reviews 178 reviews
46 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Worth stopping, at least to see the big tree, the second-largest in the world. If you're just in the area for a day or two, your time would be better spent over in Sequoia. But if you're backpacking and camping overnight, this is a superb choice. Some good hikes, too.

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Heber City, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The clear focal point of these two national parks is the giant sequoia trees. And they do not not disappoint. It is truly awe inspiring to walk around the base of a living thing that stretches 300 feet to the sky and has been around for 2,000 years. While there is plenty to see here, including stunning canyons and mountain... More 

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Dallas
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287 reviews 287 reviews
103 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Being from out of state and not very sure about driving on snow and I had reservations about coming here in the December. I read the parks website and also called their weather information phone number (which I was unable to understand the recording). I went on and wondered if I would be turned away at the park gate. I... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Loved the drive down Kings Canyon and the amazing views. The river coursing through the valley floor was dramatic, as was the waterfall, and the nearby marble rocks we found especially fascinating.

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Oxnard, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is worth the trip. We went in December when there was snow on the ground and it was absolutely breathtaking.

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Mississauga, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Seeing the Giant Sequoias for the first time feels like an encounter with an old friend. We visited this park after being in Yosemite National Park for a few days. Yosemite certainly has it's charms, but we preferred Sequoia National Park for it's peacefulness. It is possible to find a trail in the Giant Forest that leads away from all... More 

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