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Generals Highway

Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive at 7,000 feet.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive at 7,000 feet.
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Salem
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Scary driving, don't be in a hurry. Takes 1 hour+ to drive 30 miles, saw a car actually go too fast and off the edge.

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Shelton, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I love mountain roads and their breathtaking views and this mountain road is especially beautiful. I think that of the whole park this was my favorite part. It is not a road that I would want to drive a big rig through, but our car made it just fine. There are lots of scenic turnouts and gorgeous views, plenty of... More 

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Australind, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Took the scenic route from Bakersfield to las Vegas via Sequoia National Park and death valley. Wow!! What an awesome drive. Beats the freeway anytime. Beautiful scenery, fresh air lots or places to stop. If you have the time take the scenic route. Nothing fun happens on a freeway

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Westfield
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Beautiful drive through the mountains. Lots of giant trees. If you don't like driving slowly on windy roads, then you might not like it so much. But its really spectacular, and worth a drive through, even if you can't stop to see the trees.

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Little Silver, New Jersey, USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We truly enjoyed the twisty, view soaked road. If it's not panoramic sites, it's the huge trees crowding the asphalt, or the 10mph hairpins. We were lucky to be there in October when few were on the road, so we could enjoy it. Also, we often drove very early in the morning when no one else was up. Empty roads... More 

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USA
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155 reviews 155 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Don't miss this during your visit. This is one of the primary attractions and well worth the time. You will surely enjoy it!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

They've widened the roads and improved them with lots of turnouts and signs to indicate slower speeds.

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West Hollywood, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great views up the mountainside, very winding road. Just beware of road construction, some delays but I am sure they will be finished soon.

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Lake Forest, California, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You take this road to get up to General Sherman and a lot of other must-see attractions at the park. While driving up, you may be thinking, "Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" But just enjoy the scenery and pull over often to take in the view. Make sure you get gas before you go in the park.... More 

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

You'll enjoy the drive if you have the stomach for back-to-back curves. Careful at night as we saw a black bear crossing the Kings Highway and deer grazing just off the road...it is narrow!

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