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“A quiet and peaceful place for a night’s rest” 4 of 5 stars
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Grant Grove
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Owner description: Inside Kings Canyon National Park is this grove of giant Sequoias.
St. Loius
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A quiet and peaceful place for a night’s rest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We drove from San Francisco and stayed one night at the cabin in Grant Grove before going to Sequoia National Park the next day. The location was good. The stores, restaurant, and visitor center were right next to each other. The General Grant Tree Trail was also close by. Very convenient. The cabin was rustic and basic. Not the best but good enough to rest a tired soul. You need to pay for hot water in the shared bathroom. But the sink outside did run hot water in case there was a need. We walked around the area and saw sea of giant pine cones on the side of the road. Quite fun for some photos.

Visited May 2013
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Walnut Creek, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Tourist Stop, but Small & Quaint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We walked through the visitor center, and the gift shop. It was small, but not mobbed with people. They have a nice restaurant here, but we were not hungry. I liked it here because it is much smaller than Yosemite, and much more humble. During the day they set up a little bbq/food service outside.

Visited June 2013
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hanford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Secret Giant Grove (North Grove Loop)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We have been on the Grant Grove loop trail many times, but this time we found a little traveled, well marked trail that goes thru a wonderful grove of Giant Sequoias and fern covered meadows. It starts at the end of the overflow parking lot (where the tour buses usually park.) The road is closed to vehicles, so park at the far end of the lot, and follow the dirt road. Take the first trail to the right, signs says "North Grove Loop", follow the trail as it goes downhill about 400', about 1.2 miles thru majestic, shady and peaceful scenery, with hardly a person around! After you come out of the loop take the first trail marked "Dead Giant Loop", this takes you past a giant dead sequoia, and on to a view of a private lake, Lake Sequoia.. Follow the trail back around to come out where you started. Well marked trail heads, plus you can but a map at the beginning of the General Grant Trail, or at the Grant Grove Visitors Center. Well worth the hike! Take plenty of water, the coming back is a lot of uphill walking. (Bring your own T.P., there are no toilets available, so you'll have to rough it!

Visited June 2013
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Franklin, North Carolina
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“Great place to go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Very cool sequoia grove to visit. Easily accessible to vehicles in the summer. Just a short walk to the actual General Grant tree.

Visited June 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Quaint, needs plumbing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Quaint little cabins, poor parking. We came late in the day and someone was in our spot. There is no sink or toilets, you have to share a community bathroom and the showers take quarters. You have to pay a dollar per minute. They do provide towels and soap.

Visited June 2013
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