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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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A challenging ride but there is an alternative

The Generals Highway coming from Highway 198 is quite a ride and it is also a scenic road with a lot of viewing points ! It is not advisable for the driver to keep his eyes off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Generals Highway coming from Highway 198 is quite a ride and it is also a scenic road with a lot of viewing points ! It is not advisable for the driver to keep his eyes off the road and try to enjoy the views ! One solution is to stop often at the different vista points or to switch... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a nice drive, if you a prone to motion sickness you will not like it. Lots of big trees,we saw one bear and thousands of squirrels.

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Modesto, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There is a lot to see along this road that connects the two parks. Look for wildlife along the way,large sequoia trees and numerous cool rock formations. The road can wind extremely at times and very slow around 20 mph curves,but it's a fun scenic drive.Honestly,there is so much to see,I doubt you'll notice the road much. It's a road... More 

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Going from North (Grants Village) to South (Foothills Visitor Center) on 198 is the most twisted, curvy, and scenic route we have ever been on. It is not for the faint of heart or those prone to carsickness. From the Giant Trees Museum southward is especially "tricky" as there are constant switchbacks and hairpin curves for miles. Drive slowly and... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nice scenic road. Not very many Sequoia trees along the road, actually very few. If you have already been on the Kings Canyon Byway, you'll be disappointed. The views are not nearly as spectacular.

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Salem, SC
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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125 helpful votes 125 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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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
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34 helpful votes 34 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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27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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