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“One of the most beautiful drives you will ever do”

Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
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Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We did this drive several times while staying at Cedar Grove Lodge. We drove it in the afternoon but also early in the morning. The mist rising over the canyon just before dawn is amazing. There were no other cars on the road and we stopped at each lookout. Can't imagine visiting Kings Canyon and not making this drive.

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We almost missed taking this drive because we got so distracted by touring the big trees in Sequoia National Park which is adjacent to Kings Canyon National Park, but are glad that we took the time to make the trip. The views along the drive are spectacular and you will find yourself stopping every few minutes to take pictures of the views which get more and more awesome as you go. Try not to mind the looking over the cliff sensation as you drive and be sure to keep your eyes on the road if you are driving. The canyon is even deeper than the Grand Canyon apparently. definitely drive to the end of the road. Visit the Boyden caves and be sure to do the hike around the Meadow near the end of the road. It is short and easy, but enjoyable. This is a drive that should not be missed. It rivals some of the sights in Yosemite National Park, minus the crowds.

Thank sunshunner1
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a very nice drive that has lots of scenic views. Boyden Cavern is along the way and it is a interesting stop. Do not stop and turn around there, keep going all the way down to the end of 180 and enjoy waterfalls and hiking trails. I would recommend this drive to anyone!

2  Thank Mark D
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

A fantastic drive! We went to Kings Canyon the day after Labour Day and it was pretty much deserted! The drive was spectacular and we had a very pleasant walk round the meadows in the Canyon.

1  Thank Rick61
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

It's a very long windey ride, but I think very much worth the trip. It is beautiful down in the canyon, and much less crowded than other areas we visited, in nearby sequoia and yosemite parks. The campgound in the cedar grove area was very nice, and the walk through the Zumwalt meadow was gorgeous..

When we were there, the river was quite low and there were many places where you could go swimming in beautiful pools. I'd like to go back and camp there for a few days and hike more.

2  Thank rhodeygem
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