Giant Forest Museum Trailhead, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
(4.9/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Home to General Sherman, the largest tree (and living thing) in the world, Giant Forest Museum Trailhead, contains 12 of the top 40 giant sequoias. You'll feel like an ant as you walk along the 3.2 km (2 mi) Congress Trail; the sheer enormity of the trees towering above gives this area its name. Other noteworthy trees found here include: General Grant, the second largest sequoia tree in the world (estimated to be over 3,000 years old), and the equally impressive President Tree. Watch for wildlife ranging from squirrels to deer to black bears. Make sure to visit the museum where you'll learn how tree bark up to 0.5 m (18 in) thick protects these colossal creatures from fire. Put Giant Forest Museum Trailhead at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • To see so big trees at one place is very amazing. In visitor center you will learn a lot interesting things about life crycle and importance of fire. Worth to visit...maybe you will also sea a bear. 
  • Not sure why I am even writing a review, because it is clear that this place is amazing. But here is our visit in a nutshell... Day 1 - 5 hour hike from the museum down around the meadows via Hucklebe...  more »
  • The hikes thru the forest have everything: giant sequoias at every turn, dogwood trees (yellow and red when we were there), fir and pine trees, granite outcrops, spacious meadows, and fields of ferns ...  more »
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  • You should go hiking.
  • Nice, not too long trail (30-45 minutes) to get a first impression of the Sequoia it and the surrounding nature.
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