Kings Canyon Scenic Drive

All About The Kings Canyon Scenic Byway


Highway 108 is the only route into one of the deepest canyons in the USA. Kings Canyon is the deepest river-cut canyon in North America with breathtaking views around every corner.

You will drive through many of the Southern Sierra life zones and have the opportunity to experience some of the 461,901 acres of mountain valleys carved from glaciers, meadows, waterfalls, 12,000+ foot summits, and see some of the world's largest sequoia trees.



This beautiful winding drive neighboring the Sequoia National Park is open from late spring to October. Don't forget to check the road conditions here since this road is only open for part of the year. There are hundreds of miles of trails including more than sixteen shorter day hikes, and plenty of longer mountainous treks of all lengths for backpackers. Check out this site for all of your Kings Canyon hiking needs.



We did the drive with a frequent number of stops to hike a bit and take photos in about 4-5 hours roundtrip. If you would like to stay longer, there are several campgrounds in the park and lodges. Choose from Cedar Grove Lodge, John Muir Lodge, or Grant Grove Cabins. If you are visiting the Sequoia National Park, do not pass up this drive! We almost did and we would have missed out on an incredible last day!





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