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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Activities: Hiking

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A Great View by John Muir Lodge

On the road directly in front of the John Muir Lodge building is a road that takes you to Panoramic Point. It is about 2-3 mile drive on a single car road. Very limited views... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Laguna Beach, California
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Laguna Beach, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

On the road directly in front of the John Muir Lodge building is a road that takes you to Panoramic Point. It is about 2-3 mile drive on a single car road. Very limited views. We saw lot of deer in the meadows as we were driving. There is no fee for this excursion. When you get there, they have... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice little walk to a viewpoint. The information boards are very tatty and worn which is surprising and everything else in the national park was well kept. There is a short circular walk back to the car (you can see the car park most of the walk its that short) - be careful not to take the wrong trail which... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We made the walk/hike up at the end of our day during the evening. My wife and youngest opted to stay behind and did they miss out. My oldest daughter and I were treated to great views! The walk isn't a bad walk, but there is an incline still very managable.

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Long Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
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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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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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59 reviews 59 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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