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perfect view & not to many people!

Stunning views from the valley! not to crowded..! Definitely worth a visit if you have enough time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas B
Hasselt, Belgium
Nice alternative to crowded Sequoia or Yosemite NP for backpackers

Mineral King is a good place to start a hike high up into the magnificent back country of Sequoia... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Los Angeles, California
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A good hiking and backpacking area.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning views from the valley! not to crowded..! Definitely worth a visit if you have enough time! A long drive in and you need a car with enough fuel :)

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Mineral King is a good place to start a hike high up into the magnificent back country of Sequoia. This place is far from the crowds in Sequoia National Park. We noticed that a lot of people who stay overnight at the two campgrounds in...More

2  Thank Superplex
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Our 26 year old son, who loves to backpack, took us (50 year old parents) & his cousin up to eagle lake. We got a permit at the mineral king ranger station ($30). Son provided back packs, tent, jet boil etc. the 3.6 mile hike...More

Thank Becky W
Reviewed August 9, 2017

“Difficult Roads Always Lead to Beautiful Destinations” - this is an apt description of a camping adventure up in Mineral King. The 23 mile climb from Three Rivers to Cold Springs Campground is steep, narrow, and twisty, with blind curves that demand patient driving (look...More

4  Thank Arie K
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Why even drive into Sequoia NP in the summer when you can experience Mineral King? At least that's our philosophy. Far less crowded and spectacularly beautiful. Best time is early summer or late spring as soon as the road is open.

4  Thank Curt C
Reviewed November 20, 2016

This was day three of a very enjoyable mini vacation into the Sequoia Mountains. We camped at Cold Springs and that campsite is around 7000 feet up. We camped on a Sunday night just after labor day - it was very special - the campground...More

4  Thank Paul C
Reviewed September 23, 2016

A little history. In the old days, (about 55 years ago,) we were big campers. Any place our old '49 Ford Woodie could make it. Big Sur, Yosemite, Sequoia, The road up to Mineral King was a long, winding dirt logging road. The huge logging...More

3  Thank ronworks
Reviewed August 24, 2016

After surviving the drive up the 25 miles of winding road we decided Mineral King was a great place to go and enjoy nature without the crowds. We did a couple of short hikes and enjoyed the fresh clean water spilling down the hillside. The...More

1  Thank soxfanPaxton
Reviewed August 13, 2016

The road is very, very twisty and partially paved, as it climbs up to the Mineral King area. There is a reason it takes over an hour to go 20some miles, and why most people skip the trip. The reward is fewer crowds and great...More

1  Thank rumcreme
Reviewed August 3, 2016

We stopped at the ranger station and were glad we did. He was very friendly and informative. Gave us the scoop on shortcut to where to hike to see waterfalls and an old silver mine. On the way back it felt so good to soak...More

1  Thank City_Girls_CA
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