Generals Highway Scenic Drive is a 45.8 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Three Rivers, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for road biking and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

Length45.8 miElevation gain8,421 ftRoute typePoint to point
Kid friendlyRoad bikingScenic drivingForestPavedRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeSnowFeeNo dogs
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Sequoia National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $35 per vehicle or $30 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $20 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70. The highway connecting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is named after the two largest and most famous Sequoia trees (the General Sherman and General Grant trees). The road first opened in 1935. It is steep, narrow and winding in parts, particularly on the southern end below the Giant Forest Museum. There are numerous switchbacks, with a speed limit of 10 MPH in places. There are also many wonderful views of the surrounding High Sierra.

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Sean D
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Scenic drivingGreat!

Beautiful drive, passable without chains today.

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Kylie Apostle
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!

This was a beautiful drive! We seen two baby black bears, and 6 deers! There were two sets of momma deers and their babies! We went a little further than the end mark and loved it! The roads were well maintained as well

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Rob Krumwiede
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Awesome scenic drive with plenty of trailheads along the way to pull over and take a hike! Has several areas to pull off and let other cars pass or to take a picture. Very relaxing cruise with phenomenal scenery!

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johnydecali User
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The drive from the entrance of the park all the way through the park is gorgeous. Just right after the Ash Mountain entrance is the Indian Head River Trailhead that has a quick tenth of a mile hike from the parking lot to the river that offer a spectacular river.

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Kristina Estrada
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Hiking

Beautiful drive with plenty of areas to stop and walk around

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Stephanie Robles
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Hiking

A great road to take you through all the popular destinations at sequoia national park

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Scott Densmore
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Scenic driving

After spending the previous day exploring Kings Canyon National Park along the spectacular Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, we traveled the impressive Generals Highway to see many of the wonderful sights in Sequoia National Park (including several in the Giant Forest...the General Sherman tree, the Big Trees Trail, Moro and Beetle Rocks, the Crescent Meadow and Tharps Log Trails). We particularly enjoyed the views at the southern end of the road, where it is steep and winding with many switchbacks.

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Breck Tuttle
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Hiking

We spend several days camping in the area and drove this beautiful road several times. Very scenic and we hike many trails

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Vincent Mosqueda
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Moises Vainstein
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Dustin Maretz
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Alex Irvin
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