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Address: , Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Activities: Driving
Description: A 30-mile scenic drive at 7,000 feet.

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Beautiful Views & Wildlife

Even with the smoke from the nearby forest fires, we had beautiful views around every turn. We saw some deer near the road and a tarantula cross the road. Good slow and watch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Even with the smoke from the nearby forest fires, we had beautiful views around every turn. We saw some deer near the road and a tarantula cross the road. Good slow and watch out for cars stopped in the road while drivers and looking or taking pictures. It was $20 for a park pass which was good for 7 days.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The beauty and wonder of this drive is incredible. Words don't adequately describe the beauty of this place. There are wonderful sights around each turn. Slow down, take your time and enjoy the wonder of nature.

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San Diego CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A very nice drive at high altitude with lots of trails along the sides. Well worth the drive, for sure.

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Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fun to drive, if you like mountain roads, but some folks seemed a bit ginger about the twists and turns. Regardless, driving this road gives everyone in the car a marvelous experience of this unique environment.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

That was the place where we saw the only wild bear in our visit. The picture in the road between the trees is also another must take

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Galloway, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

All the attractions in these parks are beautiful and awe inspiring. My commentary for all of them is the same. You have to see it to believe it.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice drive through the trees, but not for those that get car sick. Be sure you have gas - there is little in the park and what is there is VERY expensive.

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We came in from the Three Rivers area and the climb up is very curvy but scenic. There were a few pullouts we hit that had amazing views of the mountains and Moro Rock. Down below is a section of the old road that has a boulder that back in the day cars could drive under. Now, though, cars have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very difficult driving - 180-degrees turn at every 50-100 meters, elevation from 0' up to 8500', the park staff at the park entry (after the Three River) had told us that our GPS would not work, but it was working showing every loop and turn, it just did not calculate the distance or elevation but as reference it was doing... More 

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Villach, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What a nice route! Luckily, I have a convertible, so we could enjoyed it even more! We were also lucky to see a bear just next to us!

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