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“Better than Yosemite”
Review of Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon
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Owner description: Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for hiking.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Better than Yosemite”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Just got back from Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite. Actually prefered the first two over Yosemite because they were substantially less crowded. Yosemity is awesome but its like going on a nature walk with 30,000 of your closest friend. Views and hikes in Kings Canyon were unbelievable. I was surprised how much we all just enjoyed the simple pleasure of walking amidst the giants in Sequoia.

Visited June 2013
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Dublin, California
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125 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A Majestic, Long Canyon”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

The road was well paved all the way to Roads End. There were all types of landscapes to see: 11,000 ft Mountains in the distance, meadows, towering rock walls with the river below. Once down at the bottom of the canyon the road parallels the river. This is a hikers paradise with all kinds of trails. Bring a lunch, binoculars and camera, and plan to spend the whole day, then eat a relaxing dinner at Grant Grove Restaurant. Very few tourists when compared to Yosemite.

Visited June 2013
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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Up there with Yosemite in beauty”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Planned a trip to Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks and was anticipating on staying in Lodgepole or the Grant Grove area. After talking to two park rangers who recommended Cedar Grove, we stayed in Lodgepole one night and the next two nights in Moraine in Cedar Grove. WOW. Cedar Grove was Uh-MAY-Zing. Just as beautiful as Yosemite without all the people! It's a one hour, winding, drive from Grant Grove, but well worth it. A gorgeous drive at that...it takes you through the Sierra Nevadas and along the Kings river, the views are breathtaking...just pristine and unspoiled nature and wilderness. If you loved Yosemite but hated the crowds, you have to go to Cedar Grove. You will be blown away.

Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles
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250 reviews
178 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful scenery”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Worth the extra drive from the Sequoia sights. Take the time to pull into the vistas and enjoy the views.

Visited June 2013
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Portland, OR
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117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Unexpected and Remarkable”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

The drive itself is worth it! We stopped and hiked Zumwalt meadow and ate lunch at Grizzly falls. I would have liked to stay a little longer and explore the area. With Yosemite and Sequoia parks on either side it makes a great side trip. Also it is less crowded so make it is your focus and you won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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