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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: 559 565 3341
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for...
Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for hiking.
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Kings Canyon beats Sequoia for a visit.

If you can only visit one of the two National Parks, pick Kings Canyon over Sequoia. (But really you should see them both!) The first part of Kings Canyon has the giant sequoias... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you can only visit one of the two National Parks, pick Kings Canyon over Sequoia. (But really you should see them both!) The first part of Kings Canyon has the giant sequoias, including General Grant, then you have a long (25 mile) drive to reach the second part of Kings Canyon, which is the canyon valley with impressive granite... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The drive into the canyon is spectacular and not to be missed. Definitely worth a day of your vacation.

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Somers, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The resort is well located for easy access to King's Canyon. It provides a range of accommodation options suitable to most travellers budgets and needs. The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgable at Reception, which certainly made a good impression upon arrival. We had booked in to a Powered caravan site for several days. There are plenty of them, of... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It was a pretty long drive up there from Fresno, where we were based, but it was really nice once we got there. There are some dead trees due to drought, but overall it was beautiful. We visited the General Sherman (giant Sequoia) and really enjoyed that. We hiked down to the tree, and also hiked around seeing other beautiful... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We spent the 4th of July weekend camping at the Azalea campground inside the park. Fortunately we got there early enough to get a spot. All the campgrounds filled up but it was still a lot less crowded than Yosemite. Spent 1 day traveling through Sequoia (saw at least half dozen black bears) and the next day traveling through Kings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Kings Canyon and the Sierra National Forest is very large and scenic. We stayed at Sheep Creek campground which is about 20 miles in from the main gates. The drive in is windy but gorgeous, traveling through canyons, forestry, and along the beautiful Kings River. Along the way you'll see several places to stop and explore. Lots of hiking trails,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We drove thru heading to Yosemite. It is definately the long way to take but I am so glad we decided to go that way. It was breat taking. The mountain... the outcroppings.... Nature at her finest.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Overall kings canyon is a great place to go and has an amazing view I would strongly encourage people to do this if u like to hike or just for the view !

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New Castle, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

While there are really nice sites and natural beauty in King's Canyon N.P., the King's Hwy. journey is one of the most memorable one will ever take in the lower 48. There is the Grant grove of giant trees near the southwest visitor's center before ever traversing the 90-minute trek to Zumwalt Meadows. Some of the vistas will be impossible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was our favorite day in the parks. We started with the Grant Grove area the headed out on Kings C drive. We were not disappointed! So many spectacular sights. The river was running full in mid July. So many different scenic areas. Don't miss the Panoramic Point. Park in the lot here and its an easy walk to the... More 

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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: 559 565 3341
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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