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“Kings Canyon, Cedar Grove” 5 of 5 stars
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Owner description: Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for hiking.
Ridgecrest, California
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109 reviews
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“Kings Canyon, Cedar Grove”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Kinds Canyon National Park; road leads down past Boyden Cave to Cedar Grove area in the canyon bottom; campgrounds, facilities, and wonderful hiking trails, fishing in the rivers, etc. Closed in winter.

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Fresno, California
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“Incredible Morning at General Grant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have lived in the Fresno,CA area my entire life. I have made numerous visits to the National Parks that are within a short drive (Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Yosemite) One of my favorite spots to go is Grant's Grove. Grant's grove is just inside the Kings Canyon Park entrance on highway 180.

My most memoabel trip was just done several days ago. I drove up early in the morning and was at the park at about 7:00 AM. It had just recently snowed and when I got to the Grant's Grove parking lot, it was empy. I had the entire place to myself.

The paved trails around the grove were easy to navigate (even in the snow) and I had a chance to take in all the surroundings without any disturbances. Just incredible.

If you have the attitude of, "Why go to the grand canyon to stare at a hole in the ground, or to the forest to look at trees", then this is not your spot. You simply will not appreciate it

Of course there is much more to do than just go to Grants Grove. The drive to Cedar Grove, about another 30 miles or so will reveal some incredible scenery with the opportunity to explore some caverns.

It is a beautiful park and everyone who comes to California to see Yosemite really needs to carve some time out of there day to go to this park as well.

Visited January 2013
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Catawissa, Pennsylvania
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“Great Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Only got to visit for one day. The drive to the park offers some amazing views. The huge sequoia trees take your breath away! Like no tree you have ever seen. Can't wait to go back and spend more time.

Visited December 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“Plenty of great hikes...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We camped at Lodgepole CG and hiked the Togopah falls trail, You can switch back to the lakes trail that would have added a total of about 6.5 hours. Bring your topo as there are elevation gains. It's not that difficult but it does take time. The granite landscape is awesome. We left Yosemite for Kings Canyon and were not let down. We were told by other campers it was worth the drive and our friends did not lead us astray. We will return as two nights three days were not enough time. I was really surprised at the beauty of the area. Plenty of great hikes. You can hike to the General trees, but we opted to take the shuttle. This is like a place before time...

Visited June 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Make sure to do the Kings Canyon scenic highway. Approx 28 miles down to "nowhere". Great area to picnic for lunch and to visit the Roaring Fall.

Visited October 2012
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