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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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A good hiking and backpacking area.

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Survive the drive, reward at the end

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
rumcreme
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baltimore
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Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 young woman at the ranger station was full of useful information and suggested a couple... More 

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baltimore
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61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 views. We only did the 2 mile nature trail and walked up to the horse... More 

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Thank rumcreme
Ventura County, USA
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200 reviews
81 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 my hot tired feet in the river. Beautiful flowers this time of year and cool... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars 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 as the campsites are first come, first serve. And they fill up quick! Lots of... More 

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Thank Sasha S
Costa Mesa, California
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3 of 5 stars 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 driving at night. We hiked from the campground 6 to the next parking lot where... More 

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Thank Prakash R
Los Angeles, California
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262 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 destroying your car.

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Thank itsxjackie
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5 of 5 stars 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 the lake to pitch a tent but you'll have to get park permission. The water... More 

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Thank S. B
California
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Hike up to Sawtooth Pass for views that go all the way to Mt. Whitney, and if you're up for some boulder scrambling, go all the way up to Sawtooth Peak. Phenomenal 360 degree views of the high Sierra and its subranges and foothills from there. That is all easily doable in one day if you're in hiking shape. For... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

One of the best access points to the high Sierras from the west. Be ready for drivable one lane access road. Minimal services at the far end, but great high mountains, forests, wild life and solitude (if you hike a bit).

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Thank Janet M
Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It is hard to get to Mineral King Valley, the road is so narrow and sometimes scary, but the view is awesome. When you get there, you can't believe that place exists!!! It is kind of enchanted area, where you can see a river, animals, and all the untoched nature around. My husband got so amazed, he didn't want to... More 

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