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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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Santa Monica, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This place is a mini version of yosemite valley. The main tourist part of the park is stretched along a 6 mile road in the canyon of the park, and the rest of the park is backcountry (didn't get a chance to hike the backcountry, but i would guess that it should be amazing.) The campsites are not too secluded... More

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Cabool, Missouri
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52 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our second time to Kings Canyon, and we loved the General Grant loop trail, Grizzly falls, Roaring River Falls, and the Mountains and Rivers.

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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the beautiful drive once we left Sequoia, driving and enjoying the fresh air and beautiful views.

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Houston, Texas
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213 reviews 213 reviews
117 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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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