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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Beautiful views, plenty of wildlife, and an optional hike

It's not far from the car park to the beautiful panoramic views, and for people wanting to hike there is a fun optional off-road hike which leads you to the fire lookout tower... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's not far from the car park to the beautiful panoramic views, and for people wanting to hike there is a fun optional off-road hike which leads you to the fire lookout tower; approximately 2 miles. It's a bit tricky as the trail isn't completely clear in places so you have to follow the tree markers. I would recommend this... More 

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Dieppe, NB
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205 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It's a 10 min drive up a narrow and very windy road with limited parking at the top. It's a short walk to the viewpoint. Once there, it's nothing spectacular: just trees, a dry Hume lake and very average looking mountains in the distance. There are many other places to better spend your time in the park.

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Thank Luv2travel_Dieppe
Spokane, Washington
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Take the one lane road up a couple miles and walk up the new handicap accessible path to a breathtaking view of Kings Canyon. Shut down for the season due to the Rough Fire, this was pretty much our only option to see the park. Great access for anyone with good park info signage and big benches to sit, soak... More 

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Paris
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Very nice view and very easy walk up as most of it can be done by cae. A few dears on the way are always likely

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Selbyville, Delaware
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

sadly the day we hiked up to this point, kings canyon was on fire and the smoke was thick...but it was a great walk, not hard for someone older or not able to walk far, and I am certain it would have been great otherwise!

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North Massapequa, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It's all in the name! Panoramic Point is definitely a great place to take pictures! Beautiful views and you can see Hume lake from this location. A nice little hike!

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Massapequa, New York
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You'll drive your way up to the point via a winding road. Once at they top you walk up the path and be able to see for miles. Ono trees, just great long vistas. We were able to see the start of a Forrest fire and watch helicopters drop water.

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Cerritos, California
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were just meandering along the Wolverton Cutoff, and then suddenly this huge panoramic view popped up to our right. We went to investigate, and we then thought that this was Eagle View, because Panoramic Point wasn't on the map! It was so breathtaking.

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Spectacular view of the Sierra Nevada mountains and Lake Hume. Quiet, peaceful spot where people go to watch the sunset over Lake Hume. Better spot for full sunset is the Vista Point around the bend from the John Muir Lodge. Panoramic Point is a great place to go to enjoy the view and quietness. It is a 1/4 mile hike... More 

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

As far as view point go this must be one of the better. With a map to tell what peas one sees it makes the experience even better.

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