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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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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, hair raising drive into some beautiful canyon. Stop at the Kings Canyon Resort for the oldest gravity gas pumps. The restaurant itself has some much memorabilia that your eyes can't keep up. It makes a great stop for ice cream. Plan for some picnic by Grizzly Bear Falls and listen to the wind in the trees.

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Surrey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Try to visit both Sequoia and Kings as both are incredible. The giant sequoia are awesome, we never thought we would be blown way by these trees especially after seeing the giant redwoods. There are many hiking trails and easy walks to see many of the most amazing trees. Also climb to the top of Morro Rock, it is very... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I gave a high rating because I've experience the whole of Kings Canyon back country and it's spectacular. The Cedar Grove area was tired, dry and brown. It is fall in a drought year so is expected such. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to see the waterfalls flowing and looks pretty! I loved Zumwalt Meadow and I was lucky enough... More

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Valencia, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

and not much there. The two waterfalls would have been more interesting if there wasn't so much of a drought.

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Be sure to see General Grants tree, General Shermans tree and be sure to drive through the Auto Log, And be sure to take lots of pictures, You can see all the brochures but nothing like the real deal here.

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coronado
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112 reviews 112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The drive from the Grove to Zumwalt's Meadow literally takes your breath away, with curves all the way down to and up from the Kings River at the bottom of the canyon (deeper than the Grand Canyon). And the Meadow is worth reaching--deep gold and buzzing with insects in warm Fall weather. Sometimes flooded in the spring.

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Rennes, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

i went there during a three day tour in the red center. We arrive at sunrise to be sure to not be too hot during the walk. We had two choices, one small take us to the middle of the canyon. The second one, which i chose, take us all around the top of the canyon. It's more difficult but... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
95 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Do not be in a hurry to get to the bottom. There are about 28 miles of bends, no straight stretches. We did it in a 25 foot RV. There are jagged cliff walls one side and shear drops the other but plenty of 'turnouts' to stop for the photos. Each turn of a corner is breathtaking and beautiful.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We travelled to Kings Canyon for vacation and hiked multiple trails in the area. Actually preferred Kings Canyon hiking to Sequoia for the wonderful views. Did mostly day hikes but there are many multi-day hikes in the area as well. Hikes vary from easy to difficult, depending on your preference.

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Newport Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The drive is flanked with sheer cliffs in many areas and very narrow, twisty back-to-back curves, but so worth the long drive. Hiking in the canyon was fantastic. Enjoyed the trail from the end of the line up to Mist Falls. Saw a rather large black bear and got caught in an end of summer hail/T-storm. Great experience!

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