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Mineral King Valley

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Valleys
Activities: Hiking, Backpacking
Description: A good hiking and backpacking area.
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Tucson
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We really enjoyed the scenic and almost deserted drive to Silver City in Mineral King Valley. A beautiful, cool mountain retreat.

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

If you have an extra day in Sequoia National Park, then a trip to the Mineral King Valley in the southern part of the park is definitely WORTH IT. It is a beautiful area that really shows off the beauty of the Sierra Nevadas (and I've been to the Alps, Andes and Rockies all in the last year!). If you... More

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Santa Monica, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

This is a beautiful park but the road down can be tiring and long. However, if you go slow around the blind curves it's worth every minute of the drive to get to these hiking trails and trees.

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Los Altos, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

If you have an extra day. It's worth seeing this place, though, the road is narrow and slow. Remember, it the travel/trip not the destination.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Only the first eleven miles were open! We sure would have liked to have seen the remaining twelve miles. If the rest was as beautiful as the eleven it would have to be great! The road was steep and narrow but slow would be the way to go no matter how wide the road! The wild flowers were in full... More

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San Diego, California
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264 reviews 264 reviews
107 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Mineral King Road is only open for the non-snowy parts of the year. The road is bumpy, narrow, windy, and long...if you are willing to sacrifice 1.5 hours of driving, you will be rewarded with spectacular scenery. You will pass some lovely Sequoias (not nearly as large as the giants found in the rest of the park, but fascinating nonetheless.... More

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lakeland, fl
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

I went to Sequoia for the first time and made Mineral King my first destination. I came thru Kings Canyon to Sequoia. You actually have to exit the park to get MK. Shortly after passing the Park Kiosk you will take a sharp left and head upwards. The drive up to Mineral King is one lane and is extremely winding.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

Kings Canyon National Park: I expected to see "trees", I wasn't quite prepared to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of this forest of giants. Having traveled quite a bit and having seen many natural wonders-this ranks up there with some of the best! Just when you think you have seen the grandest or the most interesting individual or... More

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hanford
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2008

Mineral King is a hidden jewel in the Sierras. A lot of people don't even bother to check it out probably because of the long, winding, one lane road to get there but it is one of the most beautiful places to go. We just got back from an eight day camping trip. We camped at Cold Springs campground which... More

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Los Angeles
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

My husband and I visited Mineral King for 4 days over the 4th of July weekend. We had been several times to other parts of the park, but not to this remote area. The 20 final miles of the trip on a narrow, windy road takes 2 hours, but it is beautiful and the rewards are well worth the effort.... More

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