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Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Scenic drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.
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Type: Scenic drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.
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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

this has to be one of the most scenic drives in our beautiful country. gorgeous mountain views, canyon views, pullouts to picnic areas and hiking trails, waterfalls on top of the road, meadows. i loved it. it was fun with winding twists and turns. i bet my mom would be nervous, but most normal people would love it! (cliffs and... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It's a great drive, definitely worth the time. Take the time to enjoy the whole way to the end. There are lots of trails that you can walk for walks along the way.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The way in to Kings Canyon. A pretty drive with great scenery. You must travel on this road to get to any of the trails for hiking.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A long and winding road. Travelled in fall so the meadow was not beautiful... would be better in springtime. The falls was beautiful despite the drought. The Borden Caves are along the way if you want to stop and visit them.

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Canton, Ohio
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102 reviews 102 reviews
47 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We enjoyed this drive as it had numerous lovely vistas. Unfortunately, we hit a rainy day... Would have been even nicer on a sunny day.

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Conyers, Georgia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It is worth it to drive into Kings Canyon itself and see the sheer rock walls and streams, but the road there is tortuously narrow and winding so be prepared for about thirty minutes of intense driving before you hit the valley floor.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This drive is beautiful. It does require driving on a winding road, but there are plenty of turnouts and places to stop and take pictures. Part of the drive does have significant elevation changes which can be rough on cars. Highly recommend this drive. Can stop and take a short hike at various locations as well.

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Pasadena, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a much more remote area and not was well visited as its companion park, Sequoia. Nor sure it is worth the time to visit. It is a warmer area because the elevation is 2-3,000 feet below that of the Lodgepole area of Sequoia. Highway is twisty, slow-going as point was a good roadway. Its remoteness is its main... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Kings Canyon Scenic Byway is just really an amazing way to Sequoia National park, with its hair bending roads, amazing views which some are we can stop, park and take pictures. Visited in January and the ride was smooth and without traffic at all and able to enjoy the passing scenery at leisure.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Not a drive for the faint of heart. We've been on some other scenic mountain drives in the US, and this one is up in the top 5 for sure. You go right into a whole new valley after going over the pass. Its not one for a large camper, as some of the curves would not be negotiable by... More 

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