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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: 5595653341
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Must visit for sunrise views

This place is perfect if you are not trying to camp out all night for an overlook of the sunrise. The parking area is about 20 minutes away from the northern entrance of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nicholas P
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is perfect if you are not trying to camp out all night for an overlook of the sunrise. The parking area is about 20 minutes away from the northern entrance of the park, from then on it is another 5 minutes of easy walk to the vista point. Absolutely amazing spot for pictures without a crowd around, and... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The hike from the parking lot is only .3 mile so not a big deal even though it is straight up at elevation. The views make the climb worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Panoramic point is not far from the main road and well worth the little detour. At the end of the road is a parking area and a short trail that is wheelchair accessible to the view point. The view is stunning and well worth the little detour and effort

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

You have to drive by a resort and take a small narrow road that looks much like a service road rather than being open to the public, but indeed it is open to the public and it is a winding and precipitous climb to the top where you are amply rewarded with a panoramic view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The short walk is well worth it, particularly if you are not prepared to backpack or day hike for extended distances. This walk gives you just a hint of how majestic the backcountry can be in this part of the Sierras. Early morning or early evening show the mountains to best advantage. Get out of the car, get out of... More 

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This is an easy ten-minute rambling drive up to the overlook, which gives way to a beautiful expanse. Evidence of the 2015 Rough fire can be seen by the abundance of the fern growth along the road. Our view was obscured by smoke due to a prescribed burn in the neighboring area. Absent of that, would have been a beautiful... More 

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Kewaunee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Hightly recoomend for kids and families, short walk after you find the trail past the lodges. A view from the top was great.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is about a 15 min drive (max) off the main road and if you can sunrise and sunset gives the best overall expperience

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The signage was a little confusing at first but basically you want to drive past the John Muir Lodge. Once you get on the correct road it becomes quite narrow and curvy. Any car can make it up this paved road but you will need to take your time mainly to watch out for oncoming traffic. Once you get to... More 

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Burlington, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Bring your camera and a jacket...it is beautiful from up here but could be windy and quite cool. We saw many in shorts and shirtsleeves who were shivering with cold! Check the weather forecast. It was in the mid 50's when we were here last week..June 12th.

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