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“It's impressive” 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
Concord, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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“It's impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The drive down into the canyon and along the river is worth doing. Drive slow and careful as the roads are very twisty and there can be a lot of debris (rocks, etc) on the road. But the views are fantastic and the granite canyon is impressive. The river at the bottom is worth checking out. There's also a cave that does public tours- Boyden Cavern. Spend some time in the slow safe parts of the river (close to roads end) and also do the Roaring Falls walk (it's short, less than 5 minutes). The waterfull is beautiful (but do stay out of the water, people die there from falling in!). The river in the summer isn't too cold to enjoy, my kids had fun swimming for over an hour.

Visited August 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Awesome Trip with Family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Kings Canyon ans Sequoia National Parks are an Ideal place to visit , have been going there since 1980's. Walking along the Giant Sequoias , going in the Boyden and Crystal Caves, Riding Horses , Grant Grove has Two Campgrounds besides it Sunset and Azalea. So many things to see and do you at least a week to stay and explore the two Parks. I extremely recomend it the children will love it.

Visited June 2013
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chicago area
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“Majestic & awe inspiring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Often traveled to Yosemite; 1st time in Sequoia & Kings Canyon. We'd go back in a heart beat. not nearly as crowded but views just as spectacular. Well worth the extra miles.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A very nice drive down to Hume Lake give wonderful views across the canyon - beware of wildlife on the roads

Visited September 2013
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Cypress, California
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“Excellent Camping-Azalea Camoground”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

$18 per nite plus Park entry fee($20)
Location:Grant Grove Village in Kings Canyon National Park

<Pros>
1. Tent only sites available
2. Convenient- Flush toilet, Portable water, Coin-shower, market, restaurant
3. Spacy between sites for privacy
4. Several places to visit within an hour drive- Cedar Grove, Lodgepole, Hume lake
5. Huge trees providing shades.
6. Cell phones are working!
7. No reservations needed.(First Come First Serve)

<Cons>
1. Far from major cities.(300 miles from LA area.)
2. Crowded during peak season.
3. No reservations accepted.(First Come First Serve)

Overall, it is one of the best camping ground you can find. This was my 5th visit.

Visited July 2013
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