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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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You have no choice but to drive this route but lots of turnoffs and overlooks. Very winding but speed is limited usually to 35 but scenic views require going slow. There is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Salem, SC
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Salem, SC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

You have no choice but to drive this route but lots of turnoffs and overlooks. Very winding but speed is limited usually to 35 but scenic views require going slow. There is enough to see to occupy a day even if you do not take long walks.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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170 reviews 170 reviews
71 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Generals Highway will take you to all Sequoia's views and interesting stops. Respecting the speed limit not only helps safely maneuver through the twists and turns but also helps avoid overrunning small squirrels and other wildlife that are constantly crossing the roads. There are a lot of turnouts which makes the drive more pleasant. If you are the slower one,... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You had better bring your best driving habits with you, and obey the speed limits. This road is both extremely winding and dangerous. The posted speed limit is 25 and they mean it. There is hardly a stretch of road that is over 100 yards without a sharp turn. Driver should drive and passengers enjoy the view.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

twist and turns, loops, giant trees on top of the road- it is amazing. it is exhilarating! i had so much driving down this road.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We were surprised to see the Generals Highway was open. A great scenic ride with lots of places to stop along the way. The large trees, vistas, meadows, creeks are the best. Love going during the off-season.

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were in the park in Feb, 2015. We brought along chains but they were absolutely not necessary that day. There was very little traffic along e highway so lots of opportunities to mosey along and take photos. There were many turn outs that highlighted scenic views. So beautiful! (Check before you go to see if chains are necessary...although signs... More 

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Sedona
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111 reviews 111 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Wish we had had the Miata instead of the pickup! The good thing about having to drive slowly is the gorgeous scenery. We had been told that you might have to have chains, but we called the ranger station and they told us the roads were clear. There was still snow along side the road, but not on it. There... More 

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Salem
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Scary driving, don't be in a hurry. Takes 1 hour+ to drive 30 miles, saw a car actually go too fast and off the edge.

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Shelton, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I love mountain roads and their breathtaking views and this mountain road is especially beautiful. I think that of the whole park this was my favorite part. It is not a road that I would want to drive a big rig through, but our car made it just fine. There are lots of scenic turnouts and gorgeous views, plenty of... More 

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Australind, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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