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“You could easily miss this-but don't.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Panoramic Point

Panoramic Point
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Activities: Hiking
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Georgia
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54 reviews
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“You could easily miss this-but don't.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Turn right just before you get to John Muir Lodge, down a little paved, unmarked road, that you wonder whether or not is the right road. The winding road takes you to Panoramic Point-an almost complete view of the mountains and valley-a true panorama. Nice picnic tables (we had lunch) rest rooms, newer paved trails to the top. (kinda steep but with switchbacks). And a beautiful view in front of you. We went during the day, but I'm betting this would be a great place to see the sunset or the stars. Kinda out of the way, but worth the time to find it.

Visited July 2014
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“Great view from a little known vantage point.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Was unaware of this on our first visit but made sure we drove up here our last morning on the way to Yosemite. Road is narrow with some tight curves, but paved and not a lot of traffic, unlike Grant Village that you go thru to get here. Paved trail with a couple of nice benches going up and some nice signs showing the mtns you view as you look out over the park and Hume Lake I think it is.

Visited June 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

One of the best spots to admire the nature of this National Park. The place is great and is not that difficult to reach.

Most of the times you are gonna be alone there so try to be careful and aware of your sourroundings. The view is breathtaking and unique so enjoy it. The car trail to the place is not that difficult and after the parking lot is just a small hike of less than 10 minutes up.

Every second there worth it! So plan around it!

Visited May 2014
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Harpswell, Maine
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Is accessible to handicapped by a paved walk but it is very steep. Worth the climb to the top. Be sure to bring your camera.

Visited May 2014
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Sunnyvale, California
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“First of many awesome points along the scenic byway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This point is right at the start of the scenic byway and is a good indication of things to come... its a short drive from the visitor center. The road is narrow with just one lane. The views from this point are very good ... it shows most of the highest peaks in the region and a lot of them are still snow covered...

It is worth the short drive...

Visited May 2014
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