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Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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