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Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.
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Tokyo, Japan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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3 attraction reviews
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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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We did not drive the whole road as time was limited but the sheer cliffs coming up out of the forest were a sight to see!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a beautiful ride with lots and lots of curvy roads. Well worth the time to slow down and enjoy the scenery.

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Torrance, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

'Scenic Byway' is an understatement! This circuitous path to glorious views is left to those who know how to shift to avoid braking constantly! The views are breathtaking and change along with the movement of the sun. Beautiful.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The sights along the drive were fantastic, the views as you descend into the canyon are stunning. I recommend stopping at Canyon viewpoint, Zumwalt Meadow, Roaring river falls, and Roads end. Expect a long downhill on your way from Grant Grove to Roads End, use engine braking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I drove this road in June from Grant Grove to Roads End in order to pick up the trail for Mist Falls. This road is incredible, undoubtedly one of the most spectacular drives i've ever taken - steep cliff walls on both sides, the road hugging the edge, running along side the beautiful rushing white water of the Kings River... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is without doubt one the most incredibly beautiful places I have ever seen. If you get a chance to drive thru Kings Canyon then don't miss it

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SF Bay Area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Like others, I'd rate this as the highlight of our Sequoia/Kings Canyon trip (granted we didn't do any backpacking). One of the most impressive drives I've had, with steep canyon walls of multicolored rock and a gorgeous white water river. Don't leave the parks without seeing this stretch of road!

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Almere, Nederland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

For me, this was the highlight of our visit to Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP. You drive through the mountains and have great views. Walk to the Roaring River Falls and through Zumwalt Meadow.

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