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Generals Highway

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

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Delights at every turn!

Winter chains or not, it just doesn't matter when you explore this road that has more scenic vistas than anyone can fully enjoy in one day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Winter chains or not, it just doesn't matter when you explore this road that has more scenic vistas than anyone can fully enjoy in one day.

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Santa Cruz, California
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63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Generals highway is a nice drivable road. Even in the snow it is safe to drive on and is incredibly scenic. It's a curvy road and has a lot of up hill down hill driving but it is a nice drive and simple

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Cleveland, Ohio
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a breathtaking drive through Sequoia that winds back and forth up the mountain. Spectacular views enjoyed at every turn. I would not recommend this Hwy for a motorhome but would recommend it in a convertible! Which is what we did! It was incredible to see the beauty all around with an unobstructed view and the smell of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Similar to Kings Canyon the park is simply stunning and everybend on the road or footpaths delivers another view that is as spectacular as the last. When driving the roads are slowly (quite rightly) due to the bends and wild life. This is definitely worth a visit and considerably more enjoyable than Yosemite and as spectacular but with the added... More 

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Thank Davetheaddick
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92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The views along the highway are spectacular.T,I wouldn't recommended it for RVs and Motorhomes due to the hair pin turns and narrow roads . There are signs stating the roads aren't recommended for vehicles grater than 22 feet

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This highway provides access throughout the Sequia National Park. Many great views along the way. Sections are currently closed until the spring due to the Rough Fire.

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Thank Charlie S
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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148 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We did took this highway to see the highlights of the park. We did really loved if. Great scenery and we did really love the smell of the woods.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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690 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

California highway 198 leads through the Sequoia NP and Kings Canyon – it is the main artery through these parks, dubbed the Generals Highway. The road is very winding, in parts almost ridiculously so, but hey, you’re in the mountains. It leads you past the groves of giants, the largest of the Sequoiadendrom gigantus which are still around, having escaped... More 

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157 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

The only reason I give this a 4 is because the road is so twisted and turning that it's hard to drive and watch or see any of the beautiful trees around you there are several pullouts which you can stop and see wonderful things that as well as all the trails that they have put in for you to... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The road goes through Sequoia and Kings Canyon with lots of curves and pull outs,there were several places to stop and see waterfalls and take short hikes.It is a fun driving if you like mountain road. We enter at the north "Big Stump Entrance" end and exited the South " Ash mountains Entrance " so we enjoyed the scenery as... More 

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