Giant Forest Museum Trailhead, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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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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  • You have no concept of how big these trees are. It is hard to even image that these trees can get so big. They have stood here forever. Image all the centuries they have survived and witnessed. Image ...  more »
  • The landscapes are beautiful and the weather was perfect, all snowy, the only thing that leaves much to desire the signage which is dreadful. Asked to use chains which were not necessary for almost the majority of the sections, they were only required for an area which not was had access, what nonsense ask you at the entrance to the chains when not required for areas where you have access.
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  • This is a wonderful forest to wander through, termed the "Giant Forest" by John Muir back in the day. Stately and gorgeous Sequoias on trails surrounding meadows! 
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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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