Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Home to General Sherman, the largest tree (and living thing) in the world, Giant Forest, 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. PutGiant Forest into our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Yes there are other groves of Sequoias, but this is biggest grove with the biggest and tallest Sequoias anywhere. From the minute you crest the top of the mountain up hill section to the General... 
    Yes there are other groves of Sequoias, but this is biggest grove with the biggest and tallest Sequoias anywhere. From the minute you crest the top of the mountain up hill section to the General...  more »
  • A lot of huge Sequoias, and the shade takes the edge off the summer heat. See the General Sherman tree as well. 
    A lot of huge Sequoias, and the shade takes the edge off the summer heat. See the General Sherman tree as well.  more »
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  • The forest do be giant
  • Many, many trails to hike throughout this area.

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