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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Activities: Driving
Description: A challenging scenic road.

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25 miles and an hour's worth of driving

It's closed this time of year, but Mineral King is definitely worth the drive...what a payoff! Good dayhiking and a great way to catch Mt Whitney from the back, with way better... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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hollywood, california
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hollywood, california
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's closed this time of year, but Mineral King is definitely worth the drive...what a payoff! Good dayhiking and a great way to catch Mt Whitney from the back, with way better scenery than any other route that I know of.

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Clovis, California, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I rode Mineral King maybe 10 years ago. The tips are to ask at the Ranger kiosk if the store at the end is open. It's one road in and one out. 520 something in 25 miles each way. You'll go at a crawl up to maybe 25-35mph. Totally worth it. Have your own gas, snacks, water. Cell service? Not... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A long and winding mountain road, but incrdibly beautiful. Be sure to have a meal at the Ol' Buckaroo food truck in Three Rivers! Food is local, frsh, organic and delicious.

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Visalia, California
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222 reviews 222 reviews
73 attraction reviews
4,018 helpful votes 4,018 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Some people might not give good reviews because of the accident here, but then again, who to blame? nature for being beautiful or people for being dumb? I guess is an easy answer here, I really enjoy going to Mineral King specially because of the road, very narrow but with amazing views all the way inside the park, I really... More 

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Three Rivers, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I know three people who actually survived going over the side on this road! On some sections "going over the side" can mean an almost sheer drop of 600-800 feet! Often times those drivers who are intimidated, drive way too close to the middle of the road presenting a "head-on" collision opportunity for the unsuspecting driver coming around a blind... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The year was 1971 and my youngest brother and I began the drive up the road in my `65 Opel wagon to check out the camping as our parent`s and sister were going to follow us in their station wagon and 15` travel trailer. Almost a mile up that steep road I had to lighten the load which had my... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Getting to Mineral King Valley is an adventure - the narrow dirt road clings to the side of a hill most of the way, but affords lovely views, and the Valley is worth it!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Had a great time this summer visiting the park. Lots of easy trails for the family to hike. My daughter participated in the junior ranger program which was a very special memory for her. The giant sequoias are an awesome attraction if you haven't lost your sense of wonder. I mean these trees are unbelievable. Lot's of great places for... More 

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Versailles France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Both are located in the Sierra Nevada (California) at the latitude of Fresno. The altitude is about 2000 meters for the Sequoia and goes down to about 1000 meters for the King Canyon. In the Sequoia Park, you can drive and see interesting view points and hike as there are several trails. Do not expect large views because the park... More 

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new york
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121 reviews 121 reviews
60 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This road was only big enough for one and a half cars at most. Plus there were a lot of blind spots, and no guardrail of any kind. One mistake and that's it....your history...I prayed all the way up and down everytime I had to drive it.

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