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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  • This is a once in a lifetime experience. Until you see these trees you have no concept of large. These are the largest trees in the world. If you're entering via the north entrance through kings canyo...  more »
  • There is no way to think about the office, when you are surrounded by these giants 2,000 and more years old. Winter services and accommodations are sparse, but the peace and beauty of an off season vi...  more »
  • It is tremendous trees! You feel like in prehistoric era, so gorgeous and beautiful, but also quiet and peaceful! 
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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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