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

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Nice View

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
44 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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Worthing, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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172 reviews 172 reviews
63 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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
34 helpful votes 34 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
48 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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