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“Great place to start a hike” 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.
Visalia, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Great place to start a hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Long curvy road to get there. Not much as for services. Go here if you have a backpack and food. No real good picnic areas. Mainly a parking lot that serves as a trailhead. If you are willing to take a hike, day hike or overnight you will see alpine country that is hard to see without a long hike. Since you start at over 7,000 feet everything is alpine. Beautiful country, high mountain views, thin air.

Visited August 2012
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Ridgecrest, California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
60 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Mineral King, Sequoia National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

beautiful valley, good hiking trails in all directions. Some private cabins from early 30's. Lovely flowers in season, great snow in winter. Watch for marmots who like to chew the wires in your engine!

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Lindsay, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“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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69 reviews 69 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
30 helpful votes 30 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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