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Mineral King Valley

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Heaven on Earth

Why even drive into Sequoia NP in the summer when you can experience Mineral King? At least that's... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2016
Curt C
Great Trip With The Family

This was day three of a very enjoyable mini vacation into the Sequoia Mountains. We camped... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2016
Paul C
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Jacksonville, Florida
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A good hiking and backpacking area.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“eagle lake” (5 reviews)
“cold springs” (4 reviews)
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Reviewed December 18, 2016

Why even drive into Sequoia NP in the summer when you can experience Mineral King? At least that's our philosophy. Far less crowded and spectacularly beautiful. Best time is early summer or late spring as soon as the road is open.

2  Thank Curt C
Reviewed November 20, 2016

This was day three of a very enjoyable mini vacation into the Sequoia Mountains. We camped at Cold Springs and that campsite is around 7000 feet up. We camped on a Sunday night just after labor day - it was very special - the campground...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed September 23, 2016

A little history. In the old days, (about 55 years ago,) we were big campers. Any place our old '49 Ford Woodie could make it. Big Sur, Yosemite, Sequoia, The road up to Mineral King was a long, winding dirt logging road. The huge logging...More

2  Thank ronworks
Reviewed August 24, 2016

After surviving the drive up the 25 miles of winding road we decided Mineral King was a great place to go and enjoy nature without the crowds. We did a couple of short hikes and enjoyed the fresh clean water spilling down the hillside. The...More

Thank soxfanPaxton
Reviewed August 13, 2016

The road is very, very twisty and partially paved, as it climbs up to the Mineral King area. There is a reason it takes over an hour to go 20some miles, and why most people skip the trip. The reward is fewer crowds and great...More

Thank rumcreme
Reviewed August 3, 2016

We stopped at the ranger station and were glad we did. He was very friendly and informative. Gave us the scoop on shortcut to where to hike to see waterfalls and an old silver mine. On the way back it felt so good to soak...More

1  Thank City_Girls_CA
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came to camp for the weekend. Getting their was an adventure all on its own. Winding 1 hour drive on the side of a cliff! Not fun if your afraid of heights like me. Be prepared to show up really early...More

Thank Sasha S
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Trip to Mineral King was just average. Driving to and from the valley was very dangerous. There is no guard rail or anything like that and the road is so narrow and windy one little mistake can be lethal. Do not take a risk of...More

1  Thank Prakash R
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

You have to drive through 25 miles of super curvy roads with amazing view. The hikes are extremely beautiful - the view is epic! One thing to note is to buy tarp and rope for your car since this area is at risk of marmot...More

1  Thank itsxjackie
Reviewed January 13, 2016

My husband and I did a day hike to Eagle lake, an alpine lake. It was absolutely stunning. The hike itself was a little over 5 miles one way and not easy but totally worth it. If you want to overnight there are places around...More

Thank S. B
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