General Sherman Tree, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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. Using our world travel planner, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions like General Sherman Tree can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Amazing beautiful huge tree; bonus: we saw a dear grazing near it. Sooo grateful to have the opportunity to see this wonderful tree!!!  more »
  • General Sherman Tree, is a veeeryyy biggg tree, worth to see, limited parking spaces, must take a trail to go to the tree,  more »
  • It is the largest living thing in the world and that in itself is worth the ride. A giant sequoia among huge redwoods that made us stay to head up all the time. Unforgettable experience. As many others have mentioned in their reviews, the path to achieve it is very simple and well beaten. About 700/800 meters from the parking area, the trail winds through the Woods, until you get to the General. If you love nature VISIT IT!!
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  • Simply Amazing. There might be some other adjectives that could appropriately describe this experience but for certain, this is something you must see in person to truly appreciate. Photographs only paint a part of the picture. Literally to understand the immense size, realize I had to take two pictures to get the entire tree in view. The small branch that fell off a few years ago is larger than most adult mature trees. AMAZING!
  • Short hike trail gives you a great view of the forest and the trees! Congress trail was off season and closed but we took it anyway and found a beautiful little waterfall. We love trees.
  • Very beautiful national park. Very tall and bulk tress , never saw them before. This is the tallest sequoia tree. Please go check it out at sequoia national park. The drive is tough but you will enjoy the drive. Make sure you go there with an AWD or a big vehicle. The hikes are good. Heard good about camping. Nice lodges but expensive. Very friendly staff.beautiful national Park and a must visit and different from other national parks. Drive safe n stay warm. Summers is the best time to go ..
  • This was a fun stop on our trip. We got to walk through a tree. These trees are old and tall. It was fun wondering around in the forest. It was amazing looking at these huge trees!
  • Amazing park, and one of a kind attraction. If you haven't been here, bring your kids. They will never forget seeing Sherman's Grove and the other Giant Sequoias.
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