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Generals Highway

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive at 7,000 feet.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive at 7,000 feet.
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Australind, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
48 helpful votes 48 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The road through the Sequoia National Park is well kept and easy to drive. The scenery is awesome, and lots of places to stop and take photos.

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Crestview, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a faboulous, winding, beautiful drive. A few lodges to stop and visit and a restaurant on the way. Beautiful scenery and turnouts to stop and view the canyon.

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