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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number:
+1 559-565-3341

A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.

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Stunning Drive

We absolutely loved Kings Canyon and the scenic byway really is the way to get to know it. Loads of viewing points and lay-bys to pull into and just drink in the views of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved Kings Canyon and the scenic byway really is the way to get to know it. Loads of viewing points and lay-bys to pull into and just drink in the views of the valley, peaks and majestic Sequioia trees. We spend four days in the area in total, it is not that big or anything but we really... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Kearns, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I loved this Park. We visited both Yosemite and Sequoia the same week. Yosemite is a must see but so is this. It is worth a trip. The Trees are some of the most amazing in the world.

2 Thank cheryle h
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We spent a great day driving Kings Canyon Scenic Byway. There are a number of places to stop and explore along the way with varying scenery as you get deeper in to the Canyon.

1 Thank Jon W
Milpitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This scenic byway has everything waterfalls/drive along river/forest and more. Best season is Spring. We visited Spring of 2016 and river flow was rushing with sound. All water falls were amazing. Take more time and picnic stuff to spent quality time on each spot.

1 Thank Amit J
Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the Scenic Drive in Kings Canyon. It is incredible. Stop at all the pull over areas and enjoy. Drive slow and take it all in. This rivals all the other Canyons in the US. We were there in November so luckily the weather was outstanding and no crowds!

2 Thank pott1432
Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not in the main touristy area, but some of the best vistas and deepest canyons around. End up hiking before you leave too.

1 Thank joedvet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A must do, if you really want to experience all of King's Canyon NP. Long scenic drive, over 2 hours down to Road's End with vista stops. Grizzly Falls, King's river, incredible mountain scenes. Almost a whole day of driving and stopping and picnic.

1 Thank JMtraveler14
Brentwood, California
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were just there over the weekend. The drive was winding and scary at times especially going towards Hume Lake and King's Canyon Lodge. It was a muggy day so the scenery was nothing spectacular like what was in the postcards and what other people posted. When we got to King's Canyon Lodge, it was burnt. The gas station and... More 

2 Thank Noel-Michelle B
Belmont, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This long, beautiful drive rewards visitors with mountain and river views that rival Yosemite. Be prepared for a curvy, steep mountain road, pack a picnic and bring water. Near the head of the canyon, a trailhead parking lot on the right provides access to beautiful, easy meadow and waterfall hikes. Back country permits are required for longer excursions. The canyon... More 

1 Thank Northcoast_Flyer
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The drive along the Kings Canyon Scenic Drive lives up to its name. Ride down into the deeeep canyon and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

1 Thank Joel K

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