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Panoramic Point

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Trails, Cross-country Ski Areas, Lookouts
Activities: Hiking
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Torrance, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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367 reviews 367 reviews
211 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 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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Harpswell, Maine
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53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Is accessible to handicapped by a paved walk but it is very steep. Worth the climb to the top. Be sure to bring your camera.

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Sunnyvale, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This point is right at the start of the scenic byway and is a good indication of things to come... its a short drive from the visitor center. The road is narrow with just one lane. The views from this point are very good ... it shows most of the highest peaks in the region and a lot of them... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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355 reviews 355 reviews
155 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The small windy road leading to Panoramic Point is located behind Grant Grove Village next to John Muir Lodge. The entrance to the Panoramic Point road starts next to the John Muir Lodge driveway (turn left into the Lodge or right for the road to the Point). It is about a 2 mile drive to the top. Drive slowly, especially... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

After Little Baldy Trail (be sure to go all the way to the end), this was the best view we experienced. And no one else around!

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Duarte, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We enjoyed both the "point" itself and it seemed as we walked further along the trail, we were constantly stopping to say "Wow!" Beautiful and peaceful.

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Santa Cruz
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69 reviews 69 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The signage was excellent identifying all the peaks and rivers in the view. It was only a short hike from a convenient parking lot.

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