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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: 5595653341
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Little noticed and off the radar of most tourists.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Restrooms, parking & picnic area. Easy stroll to viewpoint. Option to take a longer hike. Road is narrow but paved to summit. Pretty views of meadows and forest on way. Bench and info plaques at summit. Can see mountain range, valley and Hume Lake. I walked to the summit early one morning and was all alone. Very peaceful. Could only... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

It's not 2 full lanes and it's two-way, so you need to be very careful driving up the winding road, but it's not very crowded and the view is great.

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Navarre
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

If this is the first view of the canyon you are getting, worth it. If you've been all down the canyon and have seen the amazing surrounding peaks and driven the canyon, this could be a skip! Peaceful spot though :)

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