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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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West Hollywood, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great views up the mountainside, very winding road. Just beware of road construction, some delays but I am sure they will be finished soon.

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Lake Forest, California, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You take this road to get up to General Sherman and a lot of other must-see attractions at the park. While driving up, you may be thinking, "Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" But just enjoy the scenery and pull over often to take in the view. Make sure you get gas before you go in the park.... More

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Newport Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You'll enjoy the drive if you have the stomach for back-to-back curves. Careful at night as we saw a black bear crossing the Kings Highway and deer grazing just off the road...it is narrow!

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The road through the Sequoia National Park is well kept and easy to drive. The scenery is awesome, and lots of places to stop and take photos.

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Crestview, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a faboulous, winding, beautiful drive. A few lodges to stop and visit and a restaurant on the way. Beautiful scenery and turnouts to stop and view the canyon.

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Lumberton, Texas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Curvy road with construction until December. Take time to enjoy the trails Long the way. Not a lot of places to eat along the way.

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Twists and tight turns but amazing beauty everywhere you looked. One of the prettiest places I have ever seen and I travel a lot.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had one day to visit the parks while staying with family in Fresno, CA. So we drove first to the entrance near the General Grant tree, had a nice lunch, walked to the tree and then drove the highway to General Sherman's tree. There is construction going on - but we were pretty lucky and got to the Sherman... More

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Torrance, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a magnificent ride...coasting, rising higher and higher, turning and twisting up, up, up. Along the way, nature treats you to a most marvelously majestic view of her finest! It's simple beauty.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This drive starts in the foothills, creeps its way up along the river and then ends up right in the midst of the large Sequoia trees. Perhaps my favorite part of the drive was the change in biomes as you climb up in elevation. The only problem with this drive is there are so many places worth stopping at that... More

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