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“Plenty of great hikes...” 5 of 5 stars
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Kings Canyon
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
559 565 3341
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for hiking.
Seattle, Washington
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“Plenty of great hikes...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We camped at Lodgepole CG and hiked the Togopah falls trail, You can switch back to the lakes trail that would have added a total of about 6.5 hours. Bring your topo as there are elevation gains. It's not that difficult but it does take time. The granite landscape is awesome. We left Yosemite for Kings Canyon and were not let down. We were told by other campers it was worth the drive and our friends did not lead us astray. We will return as two nights three days were not enough time. I was really surprised at the beauty of the area. Plenty of great hikes. You can hike to the General trees, but we opted to take the shuttle. This is like a place before time...

Visited June 2012
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Make sure to do the Kings Canyon scenic highway. Approx 28 miles down to "nowhere". Great area to picnic for lunch and to visit the Roaring Fall.

Visited October 2012
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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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

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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