Originally Posted by rallypanam
That's a tough locale because it's all National Park.. but if you head a bit south take the Mighty 190 out of Porterville up the mountain. You can do pavement all the way up and over to Kernville, or there's tons of trails/graded roads/other great stuff up there.
I've done this. It's an amazing drive. I'd really like to do it on 2 wheels but still a great drive in anything. We saw countless possibilities for offroading off that hwy/road but were 2wd then and didn't try any. Lots of mountain bike activity in the area too.
Locals will know but isn't the boondocking on the Kern River pretty amazing?
Ray, while you're between King's and Sequoia proper, check out Princess campground if you never have. It's one of our favorites. It's at the top of King's Canyon just as you start down on the right. Even if you don't stay there drive through and check it out and if you have time park at the loop/hike trailhead for Indian Basin. It's a short walk, maybe a couple miles, but is beautiful.
At the bottom of King's Canyon near the end you'll find Zumwalt meadow, another short hiking loop of a few miles. It's our favorite spot we've ever been and so special to us we named our dog after it. Yes, I'm serious.