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“A sight to empower you” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
559 565 3341
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Type: Canyons, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for hiking.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Rye, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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“A sight to empower you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Sequoia is half of a combined unit of two National Parks, administered together, the other being Kings Canyon to the north. Sequoia National Park has one spectacular valley, Kern Canyon, that runs north-south near the eastern border, and there are some groves of giant sequoia in Kings Canyon Park, but the name of each park accurately reflects their most important features. Both are relatively quiet and unspoilt. I went in March and so snow was a driving problem when at high altitude. For those tree huggers and amature photographers, King's Canyon is your mecca. This is a place to drive slowly, spend time bonding with nature, and realising how insignifcant one is when standing next to a giant sequoia. Put this palce on your bucket list.

Visited March 2012
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“Nature...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Great for nature lovers! Love the giant trees. Interesting facts are posted about the trees. Informative experience. Great family fun. Nice scenery.

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Visalia, California
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“Car sick but worth it..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Thru out my life Ive visited the parks, But I think Kings Canyon is so much more beautiful than Sequoia park. All our parks in california have their own stamp on the state. All are worth visiting. But I get car sick and my husband and grand child thought it was funny. Next time Im driving.....

Visited June 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Amazing and tranquil giants of nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Finally took the time to visit Sequoia National Park and I am so glad we did. The drive to the park through rolling hills that gradually climbed to the park was beautiful. Don't hurry on these winding roads, enjoy the variety of scenery until the road grows more winding and darkens from the shade and you smell the aroma of the giant redwoods. Take the time to explore the turnouts and trails. A short walk will take you from most of the crowd into the cool, quiet shade of these giant trees which have provoked wondrous response for hundred of years. We went on a week day in the fall and the crowds had thinned but consessions were also closed or had more limited hours. Don't miss this place - it touched me in ways I did not expect.

Visited October 2012
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new york
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Fantastic Views....but scary driving!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I love the mountain views....but the driving was unnerving. Very narrow, twisty roads not wide enough for two cars.

Visited September 2012
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