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Generals Highway

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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Very nice drive and views

The drive can be nice and peaceful if you can do it in the morning before the crowds start to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frank D
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Concord, New Hampshire
Spiritual almost

Being among the giant sequoias is a special experience for anyone who loves nature. This place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mooseman_9
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Florahome, FL
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A 30-mile scenic drive at 7,000 feet.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (32 reviews)
“speed limit” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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+1 559-565-3341
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"beautiful drive"
in 32 reviews
"twists and turns"
in 18 reviews
"speed limit"
in 6 reviews
"south entrance"
in 8 reviews
"kings canyon"
in 26 reviews
"take your time"
in 18 reviews
"three rivers"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful vistas"
in 4 reviews
"pretty drive"
in 4 reviews
"turn outs"
in 6 reviews
"construction delays"
in 4 reviews
"every turn"
in 6 reviews
"wuksachi lodge"
in 8 reviews
"sequoia forest"
in 6 reviews
"pull over"
in 4 reviews
"enjoy the scenery"
in 4 reviews
"large trees"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive can be nice and peaceful if you can do it in the morning before the crowds start to appear. It was nice to go at our own pace and enjoy the views and especially Quiet.

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being among the giant sequoias is a special experience for anyone who loves nature. This place, especially the area of the General Sherman tree, has to be visited to understand. There just aren't words and pictures simply don't do it justice.

Thank Mooseman_9
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The summer crowds at Yosemite made our experience less enjoyable. Which was why our family was so happy we also included Sequoia & Kong’s Canyon. Getting to the park early helped too. But the beauty of he big trees, open and green meadows made this...More

Thank Roberta W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This highway is well maintained and the signage is excellent. The park shuttle service moves large numbers of people who would normally be driving this highway creating lots of traffic.

Thank William S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If views are what you are going for, this one is fantastic and I don't regret the ride. However, be prepared for somewhat narrow lanes compared to other major national park roads, construction delays and steep drop-offs on the sides of the road with no...More

Thank tsc1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not for the faint hearted if you don't like twists and turns in the road. Having said that you may have already witnessed that experience travelling to the park. Plenty of turn ins for magnificent views so get that camera ready.

Thank DavrenPreston
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

So many overlooks and points to stop to take in the majestic beauty of both NPs. The foothills were filled with flowers !!

Thank mpsudame
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Definitely part of sequoia national park experience, although major attractions are not next to the road. Drive mostly inside tall Forrest, still it has a very laid back feel to it. Must do for all visitors to the park.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Loved these roads winding up and through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Such beautiful sights, huge trees, winding roads, and high elevations! What an amazing area!

Thank Krisinseattle
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

It is a gorgeous drive through the mountains with beautiful views. There are many places to pull off the road to take a minute to appreciate where you are as well as to take some pictures.

Thank TravelingJohnB80
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Kevin L
5 February 2018|
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Response from ThomasTCat | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September, 2017 and stayed at the Montecito Sequoia Lodge and Family Camp and loved it. Your meals and activities are included in the price and the food is very good with plenty of choices at every meal... More
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Sreekanth L
23 October 2017|
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Response from clemmy33 | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes, but hopefully you have an experienced driver. :) The switchback curves can get tight, especially with on-coming traffic. We took a 12-passenger Ford Transit up Pike's Peak and over the Beartooth Hwy in... More
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Paula H
10 January 2017|
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Response from AJD50 | Reviewed this property |
While you want to do the trip quickly, please be aware that the hairpin turns on the drive to the park are very dangerous and many people drive like maniacs on those turns, so be aware of that. It might be worth taking more... More
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