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“Like Yosemite without all the people” 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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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.
Clovis, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Like Yosemite without all the people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

A trip to Kings Canyon Nat'l Park or its' neighbor Sequoia Nat'l Park is not complete without a trip to the river gorge along the byway. 6,000' high walls above and the Kings River at the base.
A must is a stop at the Kings Canyon Lodge near 10 mile Creek. A funky place with great ice cream and a working old time gas pump

Visited June 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Fabulous scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We enjoyed this drive so much. Lots of camping and trailheads if you looking for that. We had a picnic lunch and had the area to ourselves. So many great places to pull over and see/photograph.

Visited October 2012
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Ripon, California
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
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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20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“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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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“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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