Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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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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  • Simply grandiose nature, much nicer than expected. We had great weather and it was not too full. A highlight!
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  • Spent three days here camping with my family - I haven't camped in 20 years but my daughter talked us into it. Last years forest fires and this years bark beetles have taken their toll but the park is...  more »
  • This is a very remote area, and it is really beautiful! How the road down into the canyon was ever constructed was a mystery to us. Pack a lunch and plan to spend the day, driving, stopping to look, h...  more »
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  • You can't come here and not see General Grant Tree and General Sherman Tree. They are truly magnificent. You are better of visiting this park in the summer. Weather can get bad during the winter and sometimes roads through the park will be shut down due to snow or icy roads.
  • 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.