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Address: 47050 Generals Highway, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Easy to see, right off the road, 5-10 minutes well-spent

Located a few miles north of the Foothills Visitor Center, this place is worth a quick stop. At first, Hospital Rock seems like not much to look out, BUT the pictographs then... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 11, 2016
Davigeta
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Silverton, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop quickly, walk across the highway and admire the paintings on the rock. Then look at the cooking holes nearby. Don't forget to read the signs adjacent to the parking lot so you learn what all this is about. Interesting, but not a major stop.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

A mildly interesting stop of historic note on your drive along the highway. A location that has been used by native peoples in the past.

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Faribault, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We visited Hospital Rock when driving through on the Generals Highway. Hospital Rock is where the Natives use to bring sick people to get better. Very interesting historical spot.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Located a few miles north of the Foothills Visitor Center, this place is worth a quick stop. At first, Hospital Rock seems like not much to look out, BUT the pictographs then catch your eye. Right next to Hospuital Rock is another rock, where Native American family would ground their food, lots of pock marks in the rock, Near the... More 

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Thank Davigeta
Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

I am so glad I saw this when driving by. It's right off the road, so no hiking is required. The rock art is spectacular and I hope it remains so for generations to come! You can also explore underneath the rock and learn how it was used as a shelter for the sick and/or injured. Interpretive signage in the... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is a quick, easy stop from the picinc area. It is neat to see the pictures that are clear. The river is really pretty here as well. It only will take a few minutes of your time and if you are driving from Three Rivers, it is right on your way.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Small pictograph, short walk from the parking lot. Worth giving a look, there are a few stairs to climb, this time we went with an elderly uncle with us, he could not climb 10 or so stairs, but was able to see the history and painting.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

On our way out of Sequoia National Park we stopped to see this attraction. If you are a history lover, this is a great place to see. Native American pictographs (which we love) and the "kitchen" where the women ground acorns to make flour. There is a hiking trail around the stream and at the picnic area (we did not... More 

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

This formation is not far from the entrance of the park and really gets you in the mood for lies ahead on the winding road to the Giants.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Google map shows the Hospital Rock trail head next to the restroom. I parked toward the south side of the parking lot and looked for hospital rock but couldn't find any indication of the Hospital Rock except a unkempt trail leading up a hill with 2.5 mile sign. Not wanting to go up a rugged trail, I was about to... More 

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