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General Sherman Tree, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
General Sherman Tree--a giant sequoia that is 83.8 m (275 ft) tall and about 2,500 years old--is the crown jewel of the Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest. By volume, it is the largest tree in the world and ranks among the biggest on the planet in both height and diameter. The trail leading from the parking lot to the tree is paved, and even though it has steep sections, it's not a difficult hike. Because the tree is a major attraction, you might have to wait for your turn to take a picture next to it. Plan to see General Sherman Tree and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park family vacation planner.
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  • One of several giant trees, within the framework of a well-signposted trail especially easy to reach, but also many tourists.
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  • Truly awe-inspiring and breathtaking! It never gets old to see all these magnificent trees! Must see! 
  • We were happy to see the largest tree in the world. At 52,508 cubic feet it stands above all others. It is estimated to be about 2,000 years old. Itis allegedly only a middle-age giant sequoia. Some o...  read more »
  • These giant trees are great. Its like being in a magical land of the giants. Short hike down hill to get to Sherman. Tree is magnificent. Always a bunch of people lining up to take pics with the tree. Just tell them to get out the way and sometimes they'll listen.
  • This forest is incredible. I haven't seen something like this anywhere else in the world. The walk is well designed and very clean. You can take incredible pictures of the forest and a memorable picture just in front of the Sherman Tree.
  • It feels like you are transported to a completely different planet when you're walking around here. It's not just one big tree, but a collection of some of the biggest trees on the planet. Truly awe-inspiring.
  • Really cool tree and Grove. I would not go back on a holiday weekend. The shuttle line was very long but worth it if you have never been.
  • A very unique and we'll done experience. I enjoyed it a lot. Walk isn't too far to the tree. It's truly awesome inspiring and peaceful.
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