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Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

36.3 miles: 1 hours, 0 minutes

Seasonal route: The road is subject to closure in winter. The only vehicle route into Kings Canyon National Park is a grandly scenic drive that descends some 4,000 feet into Kings Canyon, one of the nation's deepest, before coming to an end. The scenery is spectacular: awe-inspiring geological formations, the rushing Kings River, groves of giant sequoia trees.


Winding along granite cliffs that follow the course of the Kings River, the byway offers access to the park's famed groves of giant sequoias. A paved hiking trail winds through Indian Basin Grove, where massive old stumps stand among younger trees. Another hike off the byway leads to Grizzly Falls, at its most thunderous in the spring and a lovely spot for a picnic.


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