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  • Kings Canyon National ParkPro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    5 Jan 19, 2014

    Although it gets a fraction of the press of its uber-famous cousin Yosemite, it also gets a fraction of the crowds, and therein lies the draw. Rugged and stunning, the trek up the steep-walled glacial canyon to Mist Falls is my favorite day hike in the park, but almost anywhere you go you'll be surrounded by fantastic natural beauty. National parks like King's Canyon are one of the most wonderful things about the continent of America, and though it lacks the name-recognition of Yosemite, you'll find this place no less rewarding.

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  • Kings Canyon National ParkPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    5 Jun 30, 2014

    This park has snared my soul. It's such a gorgeous cross-section of everything the Sierra Nevada offers travelers: chaotic waterfalls, glacially cut valleys, ancient sequoia trees, black bear dens, berry bushes, bird song, and tranquility. Getting far fewer visitors than Yosemite, Kings Canyon is rarely crowded (except on summer holiday weekends and all throughout the month of August). First-come, first-served sites at Cedar Grove are the best place to camp in the belly of North America's deepest canyon.

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    5 Sep 03, 2013

    Classic RUGGED sierras. Plenty of territory to get lost. Some desolate peaks, with fitful strings of jewel-like lakes. Some good trout fishing if you know where to cast your line.

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    David Harlan
    5 Sep 03, 2012

    Great place to visit. The drive to the bottom is worth the trip. You will be in awe looking up the canyon walls. This place is truly a jewel.

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    Thomas Underhill
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Tranquil and far away from civilization. Make sure to fill up the gas tank when you can and bring snacks/drinks. Services are few and far between.

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    Theresa O'Keefe
    5 Mar 20, 2013

    The park is beautiful and I was in awe of the Sequoia trees in the park.

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    Tee Ward
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    I lived and worked here for almost a year...Gorgeous place and I would love to go back.

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    2 Sep 08, 2012
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Description

The Kings Canyon National Parks was officially founded in 1940, and this nearly 500,000 acre park is truly home to some of the most scenic natural spectacles in the United States. Though technically a separate park from the nearby Sequoia National Park, the close proximity results in both parks functioning as a larger whole, with a single admission fee granting you access to both areas. Nevertheless, the individual Kings Canyon National Parks is very much able to stand apart from it's counterpart, and, at the General Grant Grove, visitors will find the largest natural Giant Sequoia haven the world over in the Redwood Mountain Grove; a distinctive expanse that the similarly named Sequoia National Park no doubt is jealous of. Outside of this amazing grove of towering trees, the Kings Canyon National Park's vast majority of area is made up of spectacular glacial valleys, including the area's namesake landmark: Kings Canyon. This impressive formation is one of the deepest canyons in the ... read more
entire country, and is just about the most picturesque spot in this thriving protected area.

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