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Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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Beautiful scenic drive

Well worth the drive. Part of the road in the park was under construction but was still worth the... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Jimmy L
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Atoka
A brilliant drive with breathtaking vista.

Easy lay-bys all the way along the route for pics, information and wonderful views. Well worth it... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
pandb2
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London, United Kingdom
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A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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"cedar grove"
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"winding road"
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"hairpin turns"
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"yucca"
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"elevation changes"
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"every turn"
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"mile drive"
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Well worth the drive. Part of the road in the park was under construction but was still worth the 20 or so minute delay

Thank Jimmy L
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Easy lay-bys all the way along the route for pics, information and wonderful views. Well worth it - at the end there are some easy and delightful trails, which includes a beautiful meadow over seen by rocky sentinels - very dramatic. The you have the...More

Thank pandb2
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Lots to see along this scenic highway. There are waterfalls, such as Grizzly bear picnic area that are right near the road. The Roaring River Falls is a short walk on paved trail. Nice waterfall even in October. Take your time and stop at the...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The drive to the end of cedar grove is not a loop. It is about 40kms one way, very windy and twisty but the views of the mountains and canyons are lovely. Don't go if you don't have time as the drive does take up...More

Thank Tweetcoz
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

the views along the highway is just stunning, we stopped many times for photo. there are falls, and cave along the highway if you get extra time to stop by.

Thank Feng L
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We took it slow and were awestruck by the spectacular scenery at every turn. Love it so much that we did the drive more than once. Too many places to stop and just take in the amazing sights. It is a very windy road with...More

2  Thank ann c
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a wonderful drive with plenty of scenic pull over areas to take in the spectacular views. When you finally reach the bottom of the canyon you are rewarded with waterfalls and beautiful hiking areas.

1  Thank ThomasTCat
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and yet thought provoking scenic drive. Through out the drive I personally felt very sad to see the acres and acres of forest burnt due to 2012 wild fires, still under recovery. People can see the ruins of tall trees. Very very heart touching...More

1  Thank Jaya S
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Definately a beautiful drive in a wilderness area. The drive offers long range views of the canyon, a drive down the south fork of the Kings river, and spectacular warerfalls and forests. What's not to like? As good a drive as any in the 50...More

1  Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

If you don't like winding twisty roads skip this but you do not know what you'll miss. One of the easy ways to see some spectacular mountain scenery amongst huge trees. Take your time and enjoy it.

3  Thank Spuddler
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nadascar
9 December 2016|
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Response from pott1432 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is hwy 180 too. I'm not sure exact mileage, it took us about 2 1/2 hours in good weather to travel through the highway, but note we did make some stops along the way. If you are going to make the effort to... More
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