Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Categories: Canyons, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Witness the immense natural wonder of the Kings Canyon National Park's namesake, . Camp and hike this mountainous region, situated in southern Sierra Nevadas and formed by the South Fork of the Kings Rivers. This canyon, part of the larger South Fork canyon, is 2,500 m (8,200 ft) deep and was shaped out of granite by glaciers. View the cliffs, river, and meadows in the amazing glacial valley and see why the park was named for this particular site. You can also visit the mysterious Boyden Cave, one of the many caves encompassed by this canyon. A visit to Kings Canyon National Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I had booked a family tour to see the Crystal Cave. I thought I had allowed myself plenty of time to arrive prior to the start. However, near the opening of the park, PG&E was performing construction ...  read more »
  • Take the time to first quietly with the car along King's Canyon to parade. Every you get a new decor, one more impressive than the other. Then you can stop for a walk ...
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  • Just about the favourite of my whole trip, the General Grant Grove. Well worth spending longer here, I had to cut it short, big regret. Bought an annual pass so I can return. $80 for a year of one car...  read more »
  • Kings Canyon is the secret National Park of all the National Parks in the Western USA. Everyone knows about the neighboring Sequoia and Yosemite, but Kings Canyon is a hidden gem. And the traffic is usually much more moderate so less people to deal with! I loved the area near where the main road ends around South Fork Kings River. In addition to some easy hiking trails in the area, the water was calm so there are some splash time options .
  • Kings Canyon was a pleasant surprise. As part of a 37 day road trip, my fiance and I were set on visiting Sequoia then figured we would explore Kings while we were there. Exploring both really lets you see a variety of scenery in a considerably short distance. We had two favorite spots in Kings: 1) there is a very small are to pull off the side of the road just before Hume Lake on the left or if you are leaving from Hume Lake it is shortly after you leave on your right. The pull off has a small and narrow area you can walk/slide down and it leads to a gorgeous overlook atop a huge smooth rock surface. 2) Heading back toward Sequoia you pass alongside the river. Pull off here and *carefully* and make your way down to the water. This is a beautiful river in the midst of two beautiful parks and a great location for pictures!
  • Home to some of the largest trees on the planet, Kings Canyon Park is an amazing place.. Its about a 4 hour drive from Los Angeles and the Grant Grove with General Grant (2nd largest tree on Earth) is a sight to behold.. Take a night off and stay at the lodge in the Cedar Grove and visit all the attractions nearby.. Weather varies a lot seasonally, so, make sure to check the forecast before your visit..
  • Kings Canyon must be one of the most beautiful places on earth. Gorgeous rivers, huge granite peaks and a variety of terrain makes it a delight to spend time here. It's less crowded than Sequoia or Yosemite, and therefore more peaceful, and a little more rustic.
  • Probably the most isolated and beautiful of the magnificent national parks in California. Sure it takes longer to get to, you have to go through Sequoia National Park, but it is absolutely worth. The canyon is breathtaking and the drive with the views very enjoyable. Get everything you need from outside the park including enough gas. In certain areas you can get coin operated showers if you are camping. There are also lots of options for cabins and small mountain hotels at reasonable prices when not in high season. We went there for a long 4th of July weekend and it was insanely crowded but we were still able to get decent campsites without reservations in a first come first serve campground. Lots of hikes with beautiful rivers and occasional mellow bears around, bring your good camera.
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