Crystal Cave is on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about an hour and a half drive from Three Rivers. The cave is one of the many in the Sierra Nevada that are made from marble. You can buy tickets for a cave tour from the Ash Mountain/Foothills or the Lodgepole Visitor Centers. While the cave is quite beautiful, it is not the best I've...more
Kings Canyon National Park is a bit far from Three Rivers, but the good scenery is worth the drive. From Three Rivers, it's almost a two-hour drive on Generals Highway through Sequoia National Park to Grant Grove, where it's still an hour away from Cedar Grove, the heart of Kings Canyon. Kings Canyon is the deepest canyon in the US, at over 8,000...more
Lake Kaweah,a reservoir, isn't too attractive, though it is close to Three Rivers. On a weekend, you'll find many people boating on this large lake. From the western edge of the lake, you get a great view across the reservoir to Alta Peak, one of the most prominent peaks in Sequoia. If you enlargen my photo you can see it.more
Do the foothills look bleak and unattractive? Think again... although they are not as sublime as the high peaks of the Sierra, they have their own beauty, ranging from canyons and waterfalls to Native American artifacts. The foothills are often hot and dry in summer, but temperatures are usually more moderate in spring and autumn. The main visitor...more
Mineral King Valley is one of my favorite places on earth; it is a tiny subalpine hidden in Sequoia National Park, 25 miles from Three Rivers via a winding and narrow road. The scenery of Mineral King justifies the drive, though; the road dead-ends in the end of the valley, where you can hike from green meadows up to lakes hidden in tarns. Mineral...more
Giant Forest is home to the largest trees on earth, the Giant Sequoias. This is obviously the highlight of Sequoia National Park. The largest living thing on earth, General Sherman Tree is in northern Giant Forest and an hour from Three Rivers. There are many miles of hiking trails that pierce the wilderness of Giant Forest; easier and more popular...more
The room was small and older -- but clean, with modern plumbing. Staff was very friendly, and...more
46000 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, California, 93271, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
Three Rivers Holiday Inn Express wasn't anything special; it was a regular Holiday Inn Express, with...more
For a foothill restaurant in a very small community, Serrano's was an upside surprise. Even on a November evening, it was still warm enough to side outside on the patio. Menu is extensive, portions are generous (huge), food, salsa, and service were reasonably good. I do not have a favorite dish there.more
Mmmmmmmm,Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge is just a minute away from Sequoia National Park. Our proximity to the part, comfortable lodging, fine dining, and full service cocktail lounge make us the number one choice for your visit to the Giant Sequoias.Enjoy a spectacular view of the merging...more
the food was great and a lot.we sat outside in the beginning that was nice but later when it was dark. there came some insects to the lights and i was not carefull with the chair so i fellt backwards when i moved my chair. the waiteress gave me another chair and that one was a good one.the food is great and the service is great. it was one busstop...more
This one day trip is the best class 4 rafting experience in the southern California.
If you are looking for an action packed trip where previous class 4 paddling experience
is not a requirement, the Kaweah's definitely for you! All Saturday one day trips meet at 10:00 AM.
After check-in you'll board the shuttle bus for a ride to the put-in where a safety orientation and
paddling instruction will be given by our staff. Put-in location will depend upon water level and
experience of the participants. After a brief warm-up we'll encounter many class 4 rapids including
"Suicide Falls" and "The Flood". We'll pull over so you can relax while your guides prepare a satisfying buffet lunch.
After lunch we'll get back on the rafts and head into some of the biggest rapids of the day like "Upper and Lower Slickies",
and "Holiday Hole". We'll end up the day at Slickrock boat ramp at Lake Kaweah where our bus will meet us for a short ride
back to our meeting area. Plan to be back to your car by 4:00 PM.
*Change of clothes for after the river.
*Swimsuit/ shorts (please be dressed in these when you check-in).
*Tennis shoes, sports sandals or wetsuit booties
*Sunscreen and lip ointment
*Drinking water for on the river (plastic bottles only)