General Sherman Tree, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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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  • Of course you expect to be a stunner of a tree and you will also get it in volume. In April we still had some parts of the park that were not accessible because of the weather, soijtig but OK.
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  • This was definitely a very beautiful Grove and I really enjoyed my visit, however I found the hike back to the parking lot to be difficult for some including children, those less physically fit and th...  more »

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