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“Mineral King Valley, Sequoia National Park” 5 of 5 stars
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Mineral King Valley
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Backpacking
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Owner description: A good hiking and backpacking area.
Tucson
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Mineral King Valley, Sequoia National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We really enjoyed the scenic and almost deserted drive to Silver City in Mineral King Valley. A beautiful, cool mountain retreat.

Visited August 2012
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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“The Other Side Of Sequoia National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

If you have an extra day in Sequoia National Park, then a trip to the Mineral King Valley in the southern part of the park is definitely WORTH IT. It is a beautiful area that really shows off the beauty of the Sierra Nevadas (and I've been to the Alps, Andes and Rockies all in the last year!). If you do go, it would not be worth it to not hike one of the many trails, especially to one the pristine mountain lakes. Me and my friends did the hike to Eagle Lake and it was awesome. So much diversity: streams, forests, meadows, painted mountains, jagged cliffs and a clear blue lake. The road is narrow to the valley, but I thought it was actually fun and only took about an hour and 10 minutes, but don't worry it will be worth the adventure!

Visited July 2012
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Santa Monica, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Majestic and stunning trees and great hiking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

This is a beautiful park but the road down can be tiring and long. However, if you go slow around the blind curves it's worth every minute of the drive to get to these hiking trails and trees.

Visited August 2012
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Los Altos, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Worth the sidetrip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

If you have an extra day. It's worth seeing this place, though, the road is narrow and slow. Remember, it the travel/trip not the destination.

Visited June 2012
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“The Views Are Better Around Every Corner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Only the first eleven miles were open! We sure would have liked to have seen the remaining twelve miles. If the rest was as beautiful as the eleven it would have to be great! The road was steep and narrow but slow would be the way to go no matter how wide the road! The wild flowers were in full bloom and were probably the best display we've seen anywhere! There was a raging river with a beautiful bridge built in 1923, well worth a stop! There were several lovely waterfalls surrounded by those amazing wildflowers! Breath taking vistas around every corner! We spent about 2 1/2 hours going and coming on the eleven miles! Many stops and many pictures! The only disapointment was the locked gate at the eleven mile mark!

Visited May 2012
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