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Address: , Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Activities: Hiking, Backpacking
Description: A good hiking and backpacking area.

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If you can get past the road up there, you'll find beautiful hiking trails, waterfalls and lakes!

Ok first we have to talk about the ride up there.... yes, it sucks! The road to Mineral King is very narrow where two cars cannot fit at the same time, so many drive right down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Simi Valley, California
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Simi Valley, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Ok first we have to talk about the ride up there.... yes, it sucks! The road to Mineral King is very narrow where two cars cannot fit at the same time, so many drive right down the middle of the road!! I felt like at any blind corner we were going to have a head-on collision and fall off the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I almost didn't review Mineral King because I don't want the place overrun. I've been coming here since I was a little girl; it's wilderness at its best. There is a ranger station here and a no-frills campground (i.e. no showers, faucets for running water; pit toilets). Mineral King is the head of oodles of day and overnight-type trails, most... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Once you check General Sherman and the Giant Forrest off the list, head to mineral king and don't leave! This is by far the best hiking and there are no crowds. These are much harder hikes so most of the visitors to the other side of the park would die halfway into them-

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

If you're looking for a quiet vacation in a National Park that's out of the way and secluded you will love Mineral King...as long as you don't mind a 23 mile 1 1/2 hour one-lane winding road and limited accommodations. I was fortunate enough to have stayed in a friend's cabin which was wonderful. Other lodging options include cabins at... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I hiked a 9.6 mile hike called Monark lake which was very beautiful it was a tough elevation hike but totally worth it. I would strongly recommend this hike to everyone especially for backpacking. (Tip) : bring a fishing pole 👌🏻

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Mineral King would probably be a lot higher on people's to-do lists if it weren't for being secluded at the end of a windy 25 mile road that takes nearly 2 hours to drive. Mineral King is a beautiful alpine valley with great hiking & backpacking opportunities. With essentially no services at or near Mineral King coupled with the long... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Mineral King offers a rare opportunity; a chance to visit, hike, fish, camp and explore an uncrowded national park. Everything written about the road is true - it’s long, winding and tedious. Take your time, talk and enjoy the journey. Try any one of the numerous trails, if only for a while. You’ll be rewarded with spectacular Alpine views. Cold... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The drive in to Mineral King is great - for the passengers! For the driver, it's a constant challenge... Narrow, winding road with steep hills, parts not paved, little signage. Nothing too out of he ordinary for the region, and our little Mitsubishi Mirage rental seemed to survive the trip. When you get to the ranger station at the end... More 

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Warrenville, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

As others have stated, the road into Mineral King is narrow and winding. Most of it is one lane wide; most of it is paved. It is very slow moving and there isn't anywhere to stop on the way in. Pack a lunch before heading in. Silver City may have something, but we did not stop so I am not... More 

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Glendale
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

If you plan on going here be warned that you WILL spend all day just traveling to and from this place. Make sure you go REALLY early if you plan on hiking. There are active bears there so never hike alone. The road is EXTREMELY bumpy and narrow, and will take you a good 1-2 hours of drive. But believe... More 

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