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“Worth The Drive!” 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.
Winchester, Virginia
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251 attraction reviews
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219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
“Worth The Drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

It is only 30 miles but it WILL take you about 1.5 hours to get to the end. The road is narrow, often less than 2 lanes in spots, blind turns, drop offs, bumpy, etc but once you get to the end it will be worth it! The views are incredible and we hiked along the stream for a bit. Fresh air, no crowds, just a great place to be. There aren't services s be sure you have your own food and drink and plenty of gas.

Visited July 2013
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Visalia, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“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
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60 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
67 helpful votes 67 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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10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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“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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“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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