General Sherman Tree, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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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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  • Wow, this tree is gigantic. The world’s largest tree. It’s amazing to stand near it and take it all in. Was a great addition to my trip !  more »
  • Very impressive, just in aw. We loved the park and seeing the big boy was the icing on the cake. Being winter we had to put chain on to go the last few miles, even though there was limited snow.  more »
  • This tree is huge! Pictures do not do it justice!
  • The scale of the Sequoia trees is unfathomable. General Sherman is standing tall and there are many others like it. There is a short downhill hike to the actual spot but along the way there are other big trees. If you feel it is crowded, definitely visit other trees as they won't disappoint. There's is a good size parking available for general car, RV and disabled separately.

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