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Kings Canyon Scenic Byway in Late October

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Kings Canyon Scenic Byway in Late October

We will be in the area between 10/22 and 10/27 and would like to drive the byway. I've read that the road past Hume Lake closes after mid-October. Is this accurate? If so, how much of the road would we be able to drive? What would the road conditions be like at this time? Thanks.

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1. Re: Kings Canyon Scenic Byway in Late October

nps.gov/seki/…SEKImap3_DrivingMap.pdf

Map shows where the gate is past King's Canyon Lodge.

Closes based on weather....sometimes not till Nov.

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2. Re: Kings Canyon Scenic Byway in Late October

You can never be certain, but the last couple of Octobers have been warm enough that the gate didn't close until (IIRC) mid to late November.

There's just no way to know until closer to your trip.

Orland Park...
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3. Re: Kings Canyon Scenic Byway in Late October

Ah, ok. Guess we will make the call as the date approaches.

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4. Re: Kings Canyon Scenic Byway in Late October

Before entering the park it is always a good idea to call the road/weather hotline, 559-565-3341, to see which roads are open and what (if any) restrictions are in place. The recording is updated as conditions change.

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