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John Muir considered Kings Canyon as a rival to Yosemite Valley. The view of the canyon is breathtaking and a portal to extensive hiking opportunities. Home to granite peaks and wild rivers, giant sequoia groves and the General Grant Tree (the world's second largest), Kings Canyon National Park should be on every hikers "to do" list.

Great hike away from the crowds. We only saw 4 other people on the trail. There was grove after grove of Sequoias. It really was amazing to be in the middle of such large trees and the still quite of nature. Such a blessing to be able to experience such an amazing place!

backpacking
2 days ago

Truly beautiful view. The way up is an excessive amount of rock stairs which is tough if you are not an experienced hiker. We saw a bear 20ft from the trail pass the falls, which are also incredible. The stream takes you all the way to the campsite

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Quick and enjoyable out and back with amazing views at the summit. Not too difficult but can be tough if you are not used to altitudes.

on Mist Falls Trail

hiking
9 days ago

Stunning hike. Was tired by the end but a very good tired. Saw only a handful of people until I reached the Sugar Bowl. Spectacular views everywhere you look. Would do this hike again anytime.

Had the whole hike to myself. Stunning views.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

A short and pleasant stroll around a peaceful meadow that offers beautiful, scenic views outside and within! My DH enjoyed sighting wildlife with his binoculars while I enjoyed meandering along with my camera taking in the sights. If only I lived here to do this on a weekly basis! :-D Since this is on the end of the road, my recommendation would be to do this first since you will have to backtrack anyway. Who knows? You may see more wildlife earlier in the day!