Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
National Forest: Sequoia National Forest
Length: 50.0 mi / 80.5 km
Time to Allow: At least one hour
The Kings Canyon Scenic Byway is internationally significant for its unique scenic and geologic displays. Highway 180 is a showcase of nature's wonderland.
The largest species of trees on earth, the giant sequoia, and one of the deepest canyons in America, the Kings Canyon, are two outstanding tributes to the natural beauty found here. You will experience dramatic changes in vegetation, wildlife, and geology as you climb the 4,000 feet through the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
Take a trip to nature's wonderland on the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway. Marvel at the enormous sequoias towering above you. Explore the natural caves and other geology along popular hiking trails. Take advantage of the fabulous opportunities the canyon and Kings River provide outdoor lovers. This journey through the Sequoia National Forest and Kings Canyon is nothing short of incredible.