Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

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From the Sierra Nevada foothills past the Giant Sequoia tree grove of the first part of Kings Canyon National Park you follow the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway through the mountainous Canyonlands of Sequoia National Forest for 80 kilometres / 50 miles along this amazing winding byway until you reach roads end in the mighty Kings Canyon itself . The Californian scenery and the engineering feat to build this road are equally as impressive!

The Journey Into Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon Scenic Byway California
The journey begins…
Kings Canyon from the scenic byway in the Sequoia National Forest
Kings Canyon from the scenic byway in the Sequoia National Forest

Kings Canyon is one of the deepest in North America. Whilst traversing the scenic byway I found myself stopping to take photos frequently. It truly is a scenic journey looking at those high peaks all the way down to the Kings River far below on the canyon floor!

Make your way down the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway to the Kings River CA
Make your way down the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway to the Kings River
Grizzly Falls in Sequoia National Forest California
Grizzly Falls in Sequoia National Forest

 The Journey Out Of Kings Canyon

Kings River Sequoia NP CA
Kings River
Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
Making my way back out of Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon Scenic Byway  CA
The scenic byway hugs the canyon walls
Kings Canyon Scenic Byway Sequoia National Forest
Truly scenic!
Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
I just kept stopping to take photos as other breezed past seeming to barely notice what they were missing!
Kings Canyon CA
The mighty Kings Canyon!

Kings Canyon is kind of in a relatively remote part of California yet at the same time is not that far away from Los Angeles (around 5 hours to the edge of the park). Combining a journey to Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park is well worth the drive (more on the canyon in my next post)!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I was going to add a couple of pics of my wife and children sitting on that stone wall where the byway hugs the canyon which I took n 2008. This has to be my favourite drive ever, Absolutely breathtaking and awe inspiring.

    1. Deano says:

      This journey and the Tioga Pass in Yosemite NP are fantastic roads to travel. Glad you enjoyed it

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