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“Spectacular drive!”

Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
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Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.
Reviewed August 21, 2014

I drove this road in June from Grant Grove to Roads End in order to pick up the trail for Mist Falls. This road is incredible, undoubtedly one of the most spectacular drives i've ever taken - steep cliff walls on both sides, the road hugging the edge, running along side the beautiful rushing white water of the Kings River - and barely a car in sight! Kings Canyon has all the beauty of Yosemite with just a tiny fraction of the people...

The road is approximately 35 miles end to end so be sure to have as full a tank as possible when you enter the park (Squaw Valley is your last chance to fill up if coming from Fresno). You may be able to get gas in the park at Hume Lake or Kings Canyon Lodge but prepare to pay a premium.

The road offers access to a number of hiking trails, both long and short, as well as a number of peaceful and secluded campsites.

2  Thank Dan1886
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is without doubt one the most incredibly beautiful places I have ever seen. If you get a chance to drive thru Kings Canyon then don't miss it

2  Thank Scruffygirl2013
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

Like others, I'd rate this as the highlight of our Sequoia/Kings Canyon trip (granted we didn't do any backpacking). One of the most impressive drives I've had, with steep canyon walls of multicolored rock and a gorgeous white water river. Don't leave the parks without seeing this stretch of road!

Thank GoToChurch
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

For me, this was the highlight of our visit to Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP. You drive through the mountains and have great views. Walk to the Roaring River Falls and through Zumwalt Meadow.

Thank HannekeLeonie
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We totally had an awesome ride to Cedar Grove Village and back: steep ascents & descents, hairpin turns, and breathtaking views all along the way! What made it even better was that we had the road to ourselves…Sweet! If you take this drive during peak season, you may get stuck behind a bunch of timid drivers. If you don’t mind going at a slower pace, then you’ll be fine; otherwise, your driving experience may be diminished.

Bottom Line: A Driver's Delight!

Thank PhlegmMaster
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