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Sequoia & Kings National Park for Byron. Updated 6.14.22
There are some trail closures because of a recent fire. Check this interactive map for details.
Off the beaten path
From 168, just past Three Rivers you will find Mineral King Road
Mineral King Road
A long but scenic drive along the East Fork Kaweah River takes you all the way to Mineral King Ranger Station. There's a Lookout Point Entrance on the main map a third of the way in. You may also find a couple Sequioa Groves to experience without tourists.
Mineral King Road is not recommended for RVs and Trailers so you won't get stuck behind one and less people should be in this area.
Atwell Grove Length 4.8 mi · Climbing 1270 ft
East Fork Grove Length 7.8 mi · Climbing 1370 ft
Foothills Visitor Center and Park Headquarters
Entrance fees, maps, weather, fire information, trail conditions, recommendations
Sequoia Main Attractions
General Sherman Tree
Giant Forest Grove
Kings Main Attractions
Giant Grove Village
General Grant Grove
Kings Canyon Overlook
180 - Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
Beginning in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Dunlap, the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway traverses 50 spectacular miles leading to Roads End, all along Highway 180. The byway begins in the foothills outside of Fresno and then enters the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. It then descends through Sequoia National Forest, then ends at the Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park.
Cedar Grove Overlook
The trail switchbacks up through chaparral to a forested ridge and a rocky outcrop. This strenuous hike will reward you with a gorgeous view up and down Kings Canyon. A round trip of 5 miles with a 1200' elevation gain, this hike takes 3-4 hours to complete. To reach the trailhead, drive past the Cedar Grove Visitor Center and Village and turn right at the fork.