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Kings Canyon National Park

January 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Kings Canyon National Park is adjacent to Sequoia National Park and the two are usually mentioned at the same time, as in "Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks." Kings Canyon is largely a wilderness park, with only two relatively small sections accessible by cars.


We spent most of our time near the Cedar Grove Visitor Center after driving Highway 180 (a twisty-turny scenic byway) through the steep-walled Kings Canyon to Roads End. We hiked about a mile up Copper Creek Trail for nice views of the end of the canyon. Then we descended to the floor of the canyon and hiked the Zumwalt Meadow Trail, a loop over the South Fork of the King River, around the meadow, and over a rock pile formed by a mountain slide.


The other popular section of the park adjoins Sequoia National Park and contains Grant Grove and Redwood Mountain Grove, two large areas of sequoia trees.


Roaring River FallsRoaring River FallsRoaring River Falls South Fork of Kings RiverSouth Fork of Kings RiverSouth Fork of Kings River The road into Kings CanyonThe road into Kings CanyonThe road into Kings Canyon Zumwalt MeadowZumwalt MeadowZumwalt Meadow - the most popular trail in Kings Canyon goes around this meadow


You can see more photo from Kings Canyon in the gallery here.


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