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Second time in the canyon.

This was my second trip into Kings Canyon in two years. Drove down the beautiful road into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kevan j
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Norman, Oklahoma
A wonderful surprise

This is a beautiful park that you would not expect during the first hour of your drive into it. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cornwall15
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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 7 September 2021

The quiet and calm of Cedar Grove, opposed to Grant Grove or Wuksachi, was appealing. Although Kings and Sequoia are combined, there is a very different pace and vibe of the far east part of Kings and the majority (minus the very different southern entrance area) of Sequoia. The scenery of Kings and Sequoia are almost interchangeable, again minus the south entrance area. A heads up about gasoline. There are warnings along the road and in guide books about the last gas station (a Valero) being the only chance for gas once you enter the park. Technically, but not really, true. Sequoia National Forest is contained within the park and has gasoline at Hume Lake and Stony Creek. And beware, the Valero "last gas" is far more expensive than the second to last which is just a couple of miles further from the park entrance. Zumwalt Meadow and Roaring River Falls the highlight hikes, Mist Falls much longer but interesting variety. Cedar Grove Lodge nice, with creekside tables for dining, reading or conversation. Lodge has a reasonable breakfast included for guests, restaurant has minimal offerings along with grocery snack items.

Date of experience: August 2021
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Reviewed 29 August 2021

I loved the drive into Kings Canyon with its dramatic views. Plenty of pull overs to view and pass if needed. A little smoky with the California fires.

Date of experience: August 2021
1  Thank Joseph P
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Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

We enter Kings Canyon from Grant Grove info center. Followed 180 E. to Cedar Grove stay over night and went back on 180 to grant grove and headed south to sequoia National park.

Pros: we were able to see roaring rock fall and see the meadow at the end of 180. Both are beautiful.
The scenery along 180 to cedar grove are breathtaking.

Con: you need to double back on 180 the next morning (about 30 miles each way). Cedar grove lodge is very primitive.

Couple tips: museum at sequoia National park is closed due to COVID. 180 has road construction near cedar grove. Just follow detour and you’ll be fine.

Sites recommended: general grant tree, Sherman tree, roaring rock fall, panoramic view point near grant cedar info center, vista points along 180 between grant grove and cedar grove

Date of experience: August 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021

It is a somewhat long drive on a challenging windy road but worth to arrive in a spectacular location resembling Yosemite, with a fraction of the number of visitors.

Date of experience: July 2021
1  Thank K B
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Reviewed 29 November 2020

Kings Canyon is less bury then Sequoia NP, but equaly beautiful and easy to access...... plenty of walking optiong along the river.

Date of experience: August 2020
3  Thank Robert W
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