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“Classic Alpine Valley” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mineral King Valley

Mineral King Valley
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Activities: Hiking, Backpacking
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Owner description: A good hiking and backpacking area.
Lindsay, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Classic Alpine Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

If you have managed the road up, then enjoy. Just cover the undercarriage of your vehicle if you spend the night. This is God's Country, and you really don't appreciate it, if you have to read a review of Farewell Gap or Big Arroyo, or even Silver City. Stay home.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Fabulous vistas, great hiking trails, amazing fall colors, the Sierra at its best. The road in is slow and twisty but managable. The campground at Atwell Mill is a gem. The pies at the Cafe at Silver City are the best. But the Mineral King Valley is the star!

Visited October 2011
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Peekskill, New York
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“A long drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

figure on driving at least 1 1/2 hours but the rewards a great. Wonderful views, great hiking opportunities and great starting point for a multi day back pack

Visited September 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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122 helpful votes 122 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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“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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