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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: +1 559-565-3341
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Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for...

Kings Canyon National Park is named for this large canyon, perfect for hiking.

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Camping with the family!

Spent three days here camping with my family - I haven't camped in 20 years but my daughter talked us into it. Last years forest fires and this years bark beetles have taken... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent three days here camping with my family - I haven't camped in 20 years but my daughter talked us into it. Last years forest fires and this years bark beetles have taken their toll but the park is still a pretty special place. You'll love the campgrounds and the hikes but pay attention to the drive into and through... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very remote area, and it is really beautiful! How the road down into the canyon was ever constructed was a mystery to us. Pack a lunch and plan to spend the day, driving, stopping to look, hiking. It's just spectacular!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really came to see Sequoia NP and found ourselves loving the King's Canyon NP also. Hefty drive to end of the roan in King's Canyon but worth it. We picnicked in one of the meadows along the creek. Great fun on a be a

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Amersham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 74 mile round trip from John Muir Lodge right to the end of the Canyon but worth every moment. Different vistas round every corner, breathtaking scenery etc etc.especially as we were there just as Autumn was turning the leaves into a brilliant show of colour and, combined with the beautiful river, a stunning spectacle. Do yourself a favour-give it... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like ha Canyon is a hidden treasure. Visited in November and weather was great with no crowds. I've been to the Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Zion, and Kings Canyon is one of the best. Take the road all the way to the end but go slow and enjoy.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in the area so decided to take a short driving tour of these 2 parks to get a sense of it and come back later for a deeper dive. I found entering the parks via the Kings Canyon entrance, (Northern entrance nearer Fresno) and then driving out via the southern entrance by Three Rivers/Visalia is probably the easier route... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made the big rim, the beginning is steep, but after it's almost flat, well with holes and bumps but not difficult if you are fit... the all loop is beautiful, it's impossible to do in reverse side, but better like that... and the Eden garden is worth it, even if you can't swim to respect the local belief. Don't... More 

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Oakhurst, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When to Kings Canyon to see the fall colors. The river, and waterfalls, where flowing. What an amazing and serene place to visit.

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South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Make it a day trip to stop at all the sights and easy trails along the way. There are several rest stops and picnic areas or eat at the Cedar Grove snack bar. The VC was closed after Labor Day and no shuttle buses run so you need to drive. Watch out for cars parked along road for hikers and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

From the Kings Canyon visitors center the 1 hour drive drops 2000 feet to a beautiful valley. Many hikes and picnicking spots are available and very picturesque.

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