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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Activities: Driving
Description: A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.

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Kings Canyon Scenic Drive - A roadway to remember

This is an amazing drive with lots of stops on the way to enjoy Kings Canyon beauty. The drive begins from Kings Canyon Visitor center at 6,600 ft and ends at Zumwalt Meadow at an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Robby_Cristian
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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184 reviews 184 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is an amazing drive with lots of stops on the way to enjoy Kings Canyon beauty. The drive begins from Kings Canyon Visitor center at 6,600 ft and ends at Zumwalt Meadow at an elevation of approximately 4,600 feet. The road goes down gently carved through the magnificent granite mountains to the bottow of Kings Canyon. The road has... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The road is definitely not for the faint of heart, a lot worse in many areas. Not many pull-off areas, I would have enjoyed it much more had I not been driving a big 25'RV.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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
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11 helpful votes 11 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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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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22 helpful votes 22 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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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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