Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

4.7
#3 of 24 in Parks in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Canyon · National Park
Create an itinerary including Kings Canyon National Park
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. Put Kings Canyon National Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning app.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Kings Canyon National Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
949 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • This was my second trip into Kings Canyon in two years. Drove down the beautiful road into the canyon noting the amazing views from both the top and the bottom. Did the Mist Falls Trail hike... 
    This was my second trip into Kings Canyon in two years. Drove down the beautiful road into the canyon noting the amazing views from both the top and the bottom. Did the Mist Falls Trail hike...  more »
  • This is a beautiful park that you would not expect during the first hour of your drive into it. The stream colors are unlike virtually all others I've seen before. There are many trail into the... 
    This is a beautiful park that you would not expect during the first hour of your drive into it. The stream colors are unlike virtually all others I've seen before. There are many trail into the...  more »
  • The walk starts with 900 steps straight up, which if your not fit like me, was quite difficult, but with a couple of little stops (there’s a seat half way up) it was manageable. Once up top it was... 
    The walk starts with 900 steps straight up, which if your not fit like me, was quite difficult, but with a couple of little stops (there’s a seat half way up) it was manageable. Once up top it was...  more »
Google
  • Great map, super fun. Huge fan of Cage, Airbase, and Artillery. Great season 8 additions. Would like better loot in Market and The Pit but it's alright for now. Definitely would recommend not for families tho. Overall great map.
  • Words do no Justice, must go camping
  • The visit center has restaurants for pizza, etc. There’s also a general store next to it. It’s different from Sequoia National park. Not that crowded. But you can see the similar Sequoia trees. Campsite is hard to get so prepare for it and reserve your site earlier. It costs $22 per night. You better fill in gas before you enter into the park. I don’t remember I see any gas station in King’s Canyon National Park although I saw one in Sequoia National Park.
  • This is an absolute jewel. Driving down into the canyon you would never think all that beauty would be there. Stop by the Cypress Grove village. It's a great place to grab some snacks and enjoy the river.
  • We camped the week at Crystal Springs Campground and visited both Sequoia and Kings Canyon. I loved the Sequoias, but Kings Canyon was gorgeous with it’s vast mountain valleys. It was also much quieter than the Sequoia National Park. We enjoyed the Grant Grove Market area to pickup any last minute supplies. We spent a lot of time hiking, chasing sunsets, and enjoying the epic views.

Plan your trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.

Trips in Kings Canyon National Park by other users

See all trips