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Generals Highway

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: A 30-mile scenic drive at 7,000 feet.
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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to go slow (especially around the curves!) so you can check out all the great views. We started at the south end and exited the north so we could take in all the views. We were just a mile into the park when we saw a black bear cub - pass right in front of us! We also... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Take the time to drive the highway. More beauty than you can imagine. My entire family loved it. I'm sure I missed something so another drive would be great.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We enjoyed the scenery as we drove along the way - stopped to see the trees, of course. There was construction at one point, but we didn't have to wait too long. We were not expecting so many "S" curves and would warn anyone who gets motion sickness to be careful.

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San Antonio, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Spectacular views and overlooks. Plan on many stops if you want to see the scenery since there are many hairpin turns that prevent you from viewing if you are driving.

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Los Angeles
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's a pretty drive with many stops but awful for those with motion sickness. However interesting places to stop along the way. We didn't even make it to the end of the highway. We started in Three Rivers and only make it to Wahsachi lodge. We could have gone to Montecito but my little one got hungry and had to... More

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Columbus, Kansas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a beautiful road offering some gorgeous scenery. Lots of curves and currently undergoing some construction and repair. It is awesome to be driving among the big trees.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

So much to see! Take your time and enjoy it all. We especially loved Lost Grove. We went during shoulder season, so there were very few other visitors. Our drive was on a cool, damp day (I had to stop in the gift shop and buy a jacket-it was on sale!), and as we walked around Lost Grove, marvelling in... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Follow the Generals Highway for a slow meandering drive in the park to view the beauty of the surrounding area, you will appreciate many mighty Sequoias and the pristine forests ... you might even catch a meandering group of deer along your drive ... plenty of photo opportunities along the pleasant drive on your way to the General Sherman Tree... More

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South Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Generals Highway is everything that all the previous reviews have already stated: twisty, windy, great views, etc. I get a little frightened on mountain roads and made the comment on the way up to Sherman tree that I expected the road to be scarier and more dangerous than it was. Since our hiking took longer than we anticipated, we came... More

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189 reviews 189 reviews
88 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We loved the road. When we had no cars in front of us we liked to go a little fast than most but either way you have a great view. We saw a bear in two different places on two different days. One darted out quick so be ready to stop as needed for wildlife. Our hotel and almost everything... More

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