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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  • This tree is old and huge and a major attraction here. Paved path from parking lot to the tree. The walk down to the tree is easy, but coming up is a bit rough because of the elevation. 
    This tree is old and huge and a major attraction here. Paved path from parking lot to the tree. The walk down to the tree is easy, but coming up is a bit rough because of the elevation.  more »
  • A wonderful experience and a must see national park. If you go is best early in the morning, traffic could get heavy during the evening. 
    A wonderful experience and a must see national park. If you go is best early in the morning, traffic could get heavy during the evening.  more »
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  • It's wonderful. It's most memorable. Never I had the opportunity to see such a breath taking Sequoia trees on mountains.They are awesome. The giant forest trees are nature's gift to mankind. These are the trees which are responsible for maintaining the ecological balance and giving life saving oxygen to mankind. It's our primary responsibility to preserve these trees for the welfare of future generations.
  • It is an experience everyone should have at least once. Seeing the largest organism on earth is moving. Fortunately the fire didn't damage this area. We also strongly recommend climbing up Moro rock, not difficult. The views are spectacular!

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