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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  • The walk to the General Sherman Tree is a nice walk, flat trail with steps, not a bad walk. The hike back is different, all up hill but so worth the effort. The General Sherman Tree is so...  more »
  • This is amazing when you think that you are looking at the BIGGEST tree in the WORLD. It is very impressive to think that it has survived fires, etc., and is still standing. The pure mass of the tree....  more »

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