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

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night drive along Generals Highway

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very nice route and you have the chance of seeing a bear (we did!)! Beautiful views at many occasions along the route and not as busy as Yosemite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a lovely, lovely drive with wonderful scenery. I took the Sequoia Shuttle from Visalia so I wouldn't have to make the drive. For $15 round trip (which included entrance to the park), I was able to sit back and enjoy the scenery while an experienced, qualified driver did all the hard work. I parked at the La Quinta... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We drove the southern section of this rode. It is a beautiful area with much to see and many places to stop for viewing different things. Plan your route and pick your stops. There is never enough time! Also, I recommend taking motion sickness medicine like Bonine before the trip. The road is very curvy and the winding never stops.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beautiful Drive. The smell is intoxicating. The smell of the fresh air and beautiful trees, I was trying to find a way to bottle it! Just be careful, those turms can get pretty sharp, so make sure and pay attention to the driving signs.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The road is winding but its worth taking and lovely views from the foothills to the grant grove. Its has sharp bends and curves which needs a bit caution and follow the posted speedlimit to be safe

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Farmington, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Generals Highway offers spectacular vistas, as well as turnouts to view close up the incredible giant sequoias in a number of groves. Take the time to stop at every pull-out opportunity, to see the vistas (unfortunately pretty smoggy when we're were there), and wander among the giant sequoia groves. This is a winding, sometimes steep-graded road, so allow plenty of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Generals Highway through Sequoia Park runs from the south entrance at Ash Mountain up to the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway in the Kings Canyon National Park. It winds its way through forests, including Giant Forest, where groves of Sequoia Trees are surrounded by other tree species, including many varieties of pine that have been growing here for up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great driving experience and the stops and places to visit along the way were incredible. Lots of twists and turns. Take the full drive from the Kings Canyon entrance to the Sequoia entrance...We did not get a chance to take the drive which dead ends within Kings Canyon National Park...maybe on our next visit.

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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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