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“Another outstanding mountain drive.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mineral King Valley

Mineral King Valley
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Valleys
Activities: Hiking, Backpacking
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Owner description: A good hiking and backpacking area.
Atlanta, Georgia
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79 attraction reviews
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Another outstanding mountain drive.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

If you don't like curvy, narrow, no shoulder roads... stay home. Great views. Before the end is a private resort called Silver City. If they are open stop for pie. Great coffee too. We tried a trail at the end of the road but it wasn't well marked.

Visited September 2012
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Tucson
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20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“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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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“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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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
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“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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“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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