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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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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Don't miss putting a day aside to visit the King's Canyon National Park when visiting the Sequoia National Park. The drive down to the canyon valley was breathtaking. At the bottom of the canyon, there are trails to hike and a nice waterfall. This park is not nearly popular as it's neighboring parks, but that means that you don't have... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The drive into Kings Canyon is awesome. Large vehicles though should not attempt this drive, as there are many narrow sections and sharp curves with rock overhangs. On some stretches, there are few (or no) places to stop and let other vehicles pass, or to turn around if you change your mind about the drive. Once into the Canyon, however,... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I faced heavy crowds at Sequoia NP, but only light crowds the next day at Kings Canyon, which is just as spectacular. Walk the big stumps trail, see the Mark Twain tree (stump), and the walk to the Grant Grove. I did it in half a day, just those highlights, and it would have been nice to have a few... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend this area!! It is full of amazing beauty and wildlife. I will be going back as often as I can.

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California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After sixteen years of visiting Kings Canyon NP annually, I never get tired of this place. There's something about the majesty of the Giant Sequoia that quiets my soul and gives me pause. Over the years, the entrance fee has changed and is currently $20 per car unless there is someone in the car who is 62 and over and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Kings Canyon on a trip to Sequoia National Park is a site not to be missed. The valley views are amazing and on direction to roads end you pass Grizzly Falls and the Roaring River falls both of which are picturesque for different reasons.

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Columbus, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's definitely worth driving down into the canyon if you have the time and the nerve; our first time down I was white-knuckling the car door handle all the way! These peaks are amazingly beautiful, and the river (in September) was such a calmly flowing and lovely blue-green sight/sound to behold. Allow yourself time and I would avoid doing any... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful, wild and so many vistas around every corner. Getting to see some of the largest living things on Earth was breathtaking.

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Gilboa, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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 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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