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Panoramic Point

Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Cross-country Ski Areas, Trails, Lookouts, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Cross-country Ski Areas, Trails, Lookouts, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
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Long Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I prayed for a foot of new powder, we got one inch. Did not work well with cross country skis. So on our second time, we got to the parking lot in about 50min, at 2.5 mile hike through the snow and ice. Then we took the 1/4 mile hike from parking lot to the view point. WOW!!!! We then... More 

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Little Silver, New Jersey, USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beautiful view out over Kings Canyon. You can see dozens of miles (furthest I could see that day was 36) to many of the peaks in the Sierra Nevada range. There is a great sign at the top which tells you what you are looking at and helps you identify the different peaks. They are making this handicap accessible, so... More 

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This short paved (wheelchair accessible) hike to a magnificent lookout over the triple divide area is well worth the short drive. The road is typically twisted and is one lane for much of the way so careful driving is indicated. Very large vehicles might have some trouble. The lookout is reached by a short (less than one mile) hike up... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Panoramic Point was one of the highlights of our visit to the park. The views of the distant mountains were amazing. Got some excellent pictures.

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Riverside, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stopped in at the information desk and talked to the Park Ranger behind the desk who suggested this stop. We probably would not have found this on our own. Drive up is on a very narrow, poorly paved windy road that leads to a good sized parking area. Short walk on pathway to a panoramic lookout. Up to this... More 

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Whitehouse, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We decided to visit Panoramic Point the morning we were leaving. I am so glad that we didn't miss it! The view is fantastic and when we went there was no one else around. Make sure to visit this site at some point on your trip - you won't regret it!

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Torrance, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We traveled here in the dark with a guide for some stargazing, story telling and a fun night of meteor spotting! Our guide was most enthusiastic as she showed us how to star hop ('Arc to Arcturus' from the topmost star of the handle of Ursa Major) and how the stars change with the seasons. We were lucky to see... More 

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Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Turn right just before you get to John Muir Lodge, down a little paved, unmarked road, that you wonder whether or not is the right road. The winding road takes you to Panoramic Point-an almost complete view of the mountains and valley-a true panorama. Nice picnic tables (we had lunch) rest rooms, newer paved trails to the top. (kinda steep... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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118 reviews 118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Was unaware of this on our first visit but made sure we drove up here our last morning on the way to Yosemite. Road is narrow with some tight curves, but paved and not a lot of traffic, unlike Grant Village that you go thru to get here. Paved trail with a couple of nice benches going up and some... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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373 reviews 373 reviews
213 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

One of the best spots to admire the nature of this National Park. The place is great and is not that difficult to reach. Most of the times you are gonna be alone there so try to be careful and aware of your sourroundings. The view is breathtaking and unique so enjoy it. The car trail to the place is... More 

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