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Review of Mineral King Valley

Mineral King Valley
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Owner description: A good hiking and backpacking area.
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Fabulous vistas, great hiking trails, amazing fall colors, the Sierra at its best. The road in is slow and twisty but managable. The campground at Atwell Mill is a gem. The pies at the Cafe at Silver City are the best. But the Mineral King Valley is the star!

Visited October 2011
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Peekskill, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A long drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

figure on driving at least 1 1/2 hours but the rewards a great. Wonderful views, great hiking opportunities and great starting point for a multi day back pack

Visited September 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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339 reviews
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“Another outstanding mountain drive.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

If you don't like curvy, narrow, no shoulder roads... stay home. Great views. Before the end is a private resort called Silver City. If they are open stop for pie. Great coffee too. We tried a trail at the end of the road but it wasn't well marked.

Visited September 2012
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Tucson
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Mineral King Valley, Sequoia National Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We really enjoyed the scenic and almost deserted drive to Silver City in Mineral King Valley. A beautiful, cool mountain retreat.

Visited August 2012
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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews
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“The Other Side Of Sequoia National Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

If you have an extra day in Sequoia National Park, then a trip to the Mineral King Valley in the southern part of the park is definitely WORTH IT. It is a beautiful area that really shows off the beauty of the Sierra Nevadas (and I've been to the Alps, Andes and Rockies all in the last year!). If you do go, it would not be worth it to not hike one of the many trails, especially to one the pristine mountain lakes. Me and my friends did the hike to Eagle Lake and it was awesome. So much diversity: streams, forests, meadows, painted mountains, jagged cliffs and a clear blue lake. The road is narrow to the valley, but I thought it was actually fun and only took about an hour and 10 minutes, but don't worry it will be worth the adventure!

Visited July 2012
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