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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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Houston, Texas
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210 reviews 210 reviews
114 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have enjoyed many parks and some even more than this one but it's important to say that this is a breath taking area and should be enjoyed with a full day or two. Don't plan anything else because if you don't take the time you will miss the most important parts.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Gosh, this place is gorgeous we spent 2 days checking out this park with our 5 year old, and we seriously can't wait to go back!

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

One of our favorite parks on a our trip! The roads switch back up the mountain and can be rough for someone with car sickness, but the views were worth it. We went to roads end, just to feel like we completed the journey from Sequoia National Forest and were so glad that we did. There were two very nice... More

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I live about 30 miles south of Fresno and I am ashamed to say this is the first time I had made the trip in many years. My wife and drove up (about 1.5 hr to the front gate) with our 2 children (almost 3 and 5). It was a wonderful day trip. The views driving in are amazing and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This park is amazing! The views were magical. We hiked Zumwalt meadows and it was beautiful! Wish we had planned for more time to be there.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

In the past, when coming to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, I've only visited the Sequoia part of the park. This time, on the advice from someone I met at a restaurant, I spent most of my time at Kings Canyon. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Just like Sequoia, there are plenty of titanic timbers, including the General Grant, at Grant... More

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Gold coast
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The drive along the canyon road is stupendous. I recommend having a driver, as it is so spectacular and a lot hair raising. In late spring with the wildflowers and yuccas add to the delight. And the giant sequoias; what can I say- they are bigger than you think. Sniff the air - the sequoias have a lovely scent.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We drove to the end of Kings Canyon and stopped and hiked at all the spots along the way. Wow - what a cool Canyon this is! Trees, rocks, waterfalls - it has it all!

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Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A recent reviewer commented that is is not like Yosemite Valley. I agree. The place is not crowded, most people speak English, You don't struggle to find parking. You don't have to take a shuttle anywhere, You can stop on the side of the road and enjoy the astounding scenery. Traffic is very light. The river is beautiful-rocks, water. We... More

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Visalia, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Kings Canyon National Park is a true beauty. One cannot help but marvel at the extraordinary views and landscapes that can be seen along the scenic byway. There are so many sights to take in throughout the drive, and many places to stop and experience the natural beauty first-hand. One of the easiest waterfalls to access is Grizzly Falls, as... More

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