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“Wonderful drive in the fall” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Activities: Driving
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Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.
California
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Wonderful drive in the fall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This is such a picture perfect drive in the fall. So much rock,the river on the side of the road,very few people and cars. We were there on the 27th and the road closes on the 29th. So worth the drive in the fall.

Visited October 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Drive it in the fall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Wait until all the motorhomes and terrified flatlanders are gone and then you will actually enjoy the drive. Fall is the best time for the park overall. No lines, better service (the staff aren't driven crazy by whining tourists) and cooler weather.

Visited October 2012
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“Absolutely breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This drive is not easy...if you are scared of heights it is not for you. Also if you get carsick easily I highly recommend taking some Bonine before you take this on! Sooooo beautiful. It seems like another planet. It took us a few hours to drive to the end and back including time to pull over and take pictures.

Visited July 2012
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DC Metro
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“Worth the drive to the end”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

In Sequoia, you are looking up at the trees. Kings Canyon is more open, and if you're looking up it's at mountains. It's wonderful how the topography changes. The drive to the end is beautiful, with many stops along the way.

Visited August 2012
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Cumming, Georgia
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“Are you kidding me!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

A great view around every bend. We saw a bear on the side of the road. Also, saw a couple deer. If you have never been in the mountains west of the mississippi river you are missing out.

Visited September 2012
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