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

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Th perfect picture point

This is a bit of a steep climb but it it so worth it. Beware of all the other tourists that are coming to get that peefect picture as well. It gets quite crowded but it is worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Sherri W
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Gives you an OK view but nothing spectacular. Tried to hike up but the trails are overgrown. Don't worry about missing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a bit of a steep climb but it it so worth it. Beware of all the other tourists that are coming to get that peefect picture as well. It gets quite crowded but it is worth the wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Park in the lot and walk up the easy trail. Fantastic views of the valley, several mountains and even Hume Lake below. You will want to stay awhile and soak it in. The drive here is also very scenic. We had no trouble at all with parking on a Tuesday mid July.

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Blackpool, England
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very narrow lane steep road up to the parking area, then a short walk to lookout point. View is great on a clear day but we had a little mist that did clear for a few seconds.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The trail isn't terribly long but is up a hill. The view from Panoramic Point is totally worth it. It is paved the whole way and there are places to rest. I believe the trail is about 1/2 mile.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

THe location an view in Kings Canyon at Panorama Trail behind Lodge is nice, but lack of strong winter has effected quality of view.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We almost skipped this, but decided to go ahead and do it as we were departing Muir Lodge, and we're really glad we did. A 2-3 mile drive on a narrow road leads you to a parking lot with an easy paved .25 mile path to the point. The view is truly panoramic, from Kings Canyon to Sequoia, check it... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Be sure and visit Panoramic Point before taking the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway drive. The view is very nice, but if you take the Scenic Byway drive first, Panoramic Point will not be nearly as impressive.

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Napa Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

After a short hike to the point we hiked the panoramic trail to the fire lookout tower. Incredible views and trees are your reward. If the lookout tower is manned, the volunteer is very welcoming and hospitable.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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