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Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

Basics
Location:
Through Kings Canyon National Park in central-eastern California.
Surface:
Paved
Length:
50 miles (80 km)
Time:
At least one hour
Season:
Drivable year round, the portion just past the Hume Lake turnoff that descends into the canyon itself is closed in winter.
Fees:
As of 2009 the park entrance fee is $10 per person or $20 per vehicle for a 7-day pass. A year vehicle pass can be purchased for $30.

Description

The Kings Canyon Scenic Byway winds through Sequoia National Forest, Giant Sequoia National Monument, and Kings Canyon National Park. Though giant trees are the gnarly old stars in these parts the area's natural caves, cascades and hiking trails also deserve honorary mention.

The Kings Canyon Scenic Byway begins in the west at the border of the Sequoia National Forest on HWY 180, 40 miles north of Visalia. The byway stretches through Dunlap Valley, Kings Canyon National Park, and through to the Sequoia National Forest.

All the different parks on the drive have their own interpretive sites. Kings Canyon offers fishing and other water activities for those interested.

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Points of Interest

Points of Interest Along The Way

Sequoia National Forest (CA)

The Sequoia National Forest is named for the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree. Majestic granite monoliths, glacier-torn canyons, roaring whitewater, and lush meadows await you.

Details

Location:
Through Kings Canyon National Park in central-eastern California.
Surface:
Paved
Length:
50 miles (80 km)
Time:
At least one hour
Main Roads:
CA-180 E
Season:
Drivable year round, the portion just past the Hume Lake turnoff that descends into the canyon itself is closed in winter.
Fees:
As of 2009 the park entrance fee is $10 per person or $20 per vehicle for a 7-day pass. A year vehicle pass can be purchased for $30.

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