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Generals Highway

Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive at 7,000 feet.
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Type: Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive at 7,000 feet.
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Clarkston, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
48 helpful votes 48 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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Westfield
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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