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Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National Park consists of two sections that adjoin the northern boundary of Sequoia National Park. The western portion, covered with sequoia and pine forest, contains the park's most visited sights, such as Grant Grove. The vast eastern portion is remote high country, slashed across half its southern breadth by the deep, rugged Kings River Canyon. Separating the two is Sequoia National Forest, which encompasses Giant Sequoia National Monument. The Kings Canyon Scenic Byway (Route 180) links the major sights within and between the park's two sections.As of this writing, a fire that started in mid-2015 has burned more than 140,000 acres in the Kings Canyon National Forest and portions of the national park. Check the park website before you travel for updated information on road conditions and possible sight closures as repairs are ongoing.

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