Giant Forest Museum Trailhead, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Categories: Forests, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • The trees are spectacular, you can explore and be amazed all the time. The air is great, the atmosphere too.
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  • You can't deny it. It is impressive. Especially when you know that most of the trees have been cut down before the National Park was established.
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  • Make sure you get a map. They all tell you trails are well-marked, but some are not! We wandered a bit, but found others to ask along the way! 
  • 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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