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. 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 .
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  • Beautiful place. Not crowded at all. Clean and quiet. Take road to Panoramic Point. You will think the drive is crazy, but the view is well worth the long and windy road  more »
  • We had a hard time finding out exactly where Muir Rock was because we were there at the end of September and no one from the National Park Service or Information Center was there because they were clo...  more »
  • The drive through King’s Canyon all the way to the end of the paved road is 36 miles from Grant Grove. The road is twisting and breathtaking with sharp, deep drop offs but offer stunning views of abso...  more »
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  • I love it here. It's less traveled than Sequoia Np but it's beauty is far more grand. This year was even better because water falls gushing water and raging rivers are enormous.
  • My family has been coming here since the 70's! We go every year and it serves as a kind of family reunion. A beautiful, fun and affordable vacation spot the whole family can enjoy. From awesome hikes and rivers to waterfalls and stargazing, Kings Canyon will always be one of my favorite places to camp!
  • Beautiful Park! We listened to a guide as she taught and walked with us around Grant's Tree. She was very informative and you could tell she loved her job. We learned a lot and it was fun too. It was a beautiful Park!
  • Kings Canyon park adjacent to Sequoia park is easily accessible by car as well. You need to pay the toll for the roadway. For this one payment, however, you can access both the parks. You can descent from the peak above the canyone to its lowest place. See and hear the roaring river. Enjoy on your own body the Grizzly falls or sleep over in many of the camp grounds.
  • My favourite national park in the Sierra. It is not as crowded as Sequoia and Yosemite and offers creat, solemn hikes which blow your mind. If you are not sure whether the additional 40 miles are worth it, please just go on if you want more than just a couple of photos.

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Where to stay in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks provide plenty of lodging right inside their boundaries. Kings Canyon operates three lodges and a set of cabins, with two of the lodges and the cabins remaining open throughout the year. Of these, the John Muir Lodge sits closest to the entrance. The parks also offer more than a dozen campgrounds about equally distributed between them, with most operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites fill up quickly on Friday nights in summer, but you should be able to find a place for your tent any other time during the week. Your accommodation options expand if you look along Sierra Road to the west of the parks. Motels, nature resorts, inns, bed and breakfasts, and lodges line the road, which runs alongside the North Fork Kaweah River.
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