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Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Auburn, IN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There aren't words available to describe what you will see in the park. We traveled during the off season and enjoyed the peace and quite. Only complaint is the lack of options in regards to lodging and food service inside the park, too far to travel outside the park to access any other options.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

$20 for our SUV seven day pass allowed excellent tour of the forest park and Canyon. The Mor Rock climb, General Sherman Tree, Kings Canyon were beautiful with some outstanding views and well worth a visit though those who are fearful of heights and mountain drives should be weary and recommend only experienced drivers tackle these roads independently otherwise use... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Although we camped in Sequoia National Park, CA for a few days in June of 2008; it was not as picturesque as anticipated. It afforded view location; with wide open view, or vast expanses of natural beauty; especially when compared to many of the other national parks in both Washington State, and near Calgary, Alberta, Canada! We hiked several miles... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

When you visit the park make a point to take the 400 stair hike up to Morrow Rock. There are plenty of places to sit and catch your breath plus the stairs are in good condition. It is really worth the hike for the view and to be able to say you did it. next there is an EASY walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Phenomenal! I hiked to pear lake and spent the night. You have to get a back country pass first and have a safety briefing at the visitor center first. It's a 6.2 mile hike to pear lake with a gross elevation gain of 2800 ft. The thin air makes you work for it, but it's all worth it in the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Visited early January and the narrow winding route to the park was smooth and no traffic at all however once inside found that most of place of attractions are closed. We only got to see the huge redwoods and sequoia trees which are truly ancient and for me, mind boggling. Were able to talk to some park rangers inside who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The tall and huge redwood and sequoia trees was beautiful! Looking at the biggest tree on earth "General Sherman Tree" is just simply awesome! This place is a must see even once in your life....

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Regensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have traveled thousands of miles to see the wonderful trees and it was the highlights of our trip. The National Park is well organised, the ranges offer an excellent advise , the toilet facilities are excellent and the entry price is very reasonable. Naturally the cost of food is a little bit high. If possible try to camp even... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Even though I have previously lived in Northern California, this was my first visit to Sequoia National Park. We visited on Labor Day Weekend, so needless to say it was a heavy traffic day. Despite the heavy traffic on the extreme winding, narrow roadway to the big trees, everything kep moving and the Park Rangers did an excellent job of... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We hiked the Lakes Trail to Heather Lake. We used the Watchtower trail on our approach and the Hump trail on our descent. The last quarter of the Watchtower trail is harrowing in that the trail is carved out of a rock face providing you with a few feet of width. Do not look over the edge, just keep walking... More 

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