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Mineral King Road

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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Dangerous because of risk of head-on collisions

I have decades of experience on mountain roads of British Columbia. This road is the worst... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paulhundal
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West Vancouver, Canada
25 miles... 1 hour 20 minutes of driving; worth it for the hikes

This is a very long, very winding road. Pretty much any vehicle can make it (I was driving a... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Brenna R
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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A challenging scenic road.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“eagle lake” (3 reviews)
“parking lot” (2 reviews)
“marmots” (7 reviews)
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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+1 559-565-3341
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have decades of experience on mountain roads of British Columbia. This road is the worst combination for risk of head-on collision or being pushed off a cliff. If it was gravel people would be more guarded but being a paved one lane road people...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

This is a very long, very winding road. Pretty much any vehicle can make it (I was driving a Toyota Camry rental). But give yourself a LOT of time because even though I drove fairly fast for the road it still took a long time....More

4  Thank Brenna R
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Stay away, if you are not interested or capable of real mountain driving. Please. This road is ancient, with blind turns, no guard rails etc. But for those who know how to actually drive, pull out, share the road and respect nature... a fantastic driving...More

3  Thank MSeattle1970
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

We started out on the Mineral King road, planning to make a day of it. The road is about 1.5 lanes wide and the curves so blind that you can't see what is coming toward you until you are beyond the bend. We became worried...More

3  Thank adventure58
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

Great hike. Beautiful hike. It was a difficult hike for beginners, but a great challenge! The trail was easy to follow. We never had to use our maps. Plenty of water sources. Camp sites were easy to find, and the people we met were super....More

1  Thank Corrine G
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

Mineral King Road is a 20 mile tightly winding road. It has no shoulders, climbs steadily, and is one-lane in places. Many blind corners. Don't take an RV - even a small one. There are two campgrounds - both very nice. Plan to check in...More

4  Thank Tabitha G
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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

The temperature was wonderful and the views terrific. Short or long hikes. Went without reservations so difficult to find lodging inside park. Did find camp sites.

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Reviewed August 20, 2016

The owner of the lodge where we were staying suggested a visit to Mineral King. He said he had driven it a dozen times but that his wife hated it. Now I know why. The road is 25 miles long and the 1st 11 miles...More

4  Thank soxfanPaxton
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

Expect 1.5 hour drive each way plus another 2 hours when you reach your destination for hiking. Short term visits at this time of year do not require you to "marmot proof" your car.

1  Thank City_Girls_CA
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Reviewed July 23, 2016

No need to worry on this road if you take it slow. It is windy and narrow, but it is easy to let others pass. Take your bonine if you get car sick.

Thank aleator
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twixxxx
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Corrine G | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember an Eagle Lake. sorry I can't help. if you Google the trail it has a map.
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