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Kings Canyon

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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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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Dallas, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
127 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
5 attraction reviews
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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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stayed two nights in the park cabins while on a Western States National Park road trip. Was very surprised at how much I liked this park - the shear size of the trees was breathtaking, much better than the redwoods. Enjoyed several day hikes. Would definite go back and after driving down into the canyon past Grant Grove (Zumwalt Meadow... More

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is breathtaking and very similar to Yosemite yet less crowded and commercialized. It has the same beautiful granite rock faces, beautiful lush valleys and vegetation, tumbling waterfalls (though smaller and less impressive) and clear rivers.Additionally, the scenic drive down into the Cedar Grove part of the Canyon is spectacular and fun. I recently spent 2 days/nights camping and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Arguably the most beautiful area in the Sierras - certainly vying for the most beautiful scenery. The drive down to Zumwalt Meadows is lengthy because there is a long section of windy road (make sure the kids take their travel sickness meds). But it is worth it - the River is especially beautiful and I would say that Zumwalt Meadow... More

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Pueblo, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was an incredible place. We were all mesmerized by the beauty as well as the size of the amazing Sequoia trees. My kids said they felt as though we were not on this planet. It was truly a surreal and beautiful experience. Pictures and words do not do justice to this gorgeous place. We are very fortunate to have... More

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Ventura, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went camping in Kings Canyon and what an experience it was. We usually camp near the ocean so this was quite a bit different for us. The campsites were HUGE. We went with my wife's family and we put 3 tents and a 13 foot canned ham trailer in one site and everyone had plenty of room. The campsite was... More

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