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General Sherman Tree

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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Take a walk and see for yourself.

This tree which is not the biggest but by volume is makes for a good stop and see. Walk around and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Powell, Wyoming
Wonder of the world

We walked among the biggest Giant Tree nature has to offer with awe. Look up , way up and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Norma B
London, Ontario, Canada
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An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tree which is not the biggest but by volume is makes for a good stop and see. Walk around and read the signs, enjoy the amazing nature around you.

Thank ManyRoadsTraveled
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked among the biggest Giant Tree nature has to offer with awe. Look up , way up and the wonders of our world rise above us in all their glory. Absolutely breathtaking , beautiful and an inspiring experience which made me glad to be...More

Thank Norma B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike to the tree was nice. A little harder on the way back but a good work out. Totally worth it. It was crowded on the hike and at the tree.

Thank Jeannie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

a spot to do when visiting california , not that it is that impressive , but still wanna do the biggest tree in the whole world , picture time , and some quiet time sitting on the chair just in front of it and admiring...More

Thank layasmine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to believe tree is that old (1,000+ years) and that big (275 feet tall) . . . largest tree in world by volume.

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a classic, so we had to go there. We went just before dusk and after a short walk, past an already impressive marking on the floor showing its size, you end up at the base of the giant tree. Simply put: it's really big....More

Thank j00st13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Sequoia National Park. Lots of twists and turns on road to get there so if you are afraid of heights you will be nervous driving. The highlight is the General Sherman Tree- world's largest by volume. Lots of other big...More

Thank Wallace C
Reviewed 1 week ago

To think that this is the largest tree in the world is amazing but the age is just as amazing. When ppl stand around the tree, there's a quiet because they're in awe. It's usually not crowded so you can take your time and be...More

Thank bobvacation2063
Reviewed 1 week ago

This gigantic and massive tree is so immense that you can not imagine it. You need to see it in person. And then you might notice that it is really very close in size to many other of these gigantic trees. You really should go...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I stood in awe of the massive tree standing before me, I realized just how small we really are in comparison. Another check off on my bucket list!

Thank TXOT
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19 September 2017|
Response from Sheryl B | Reviewed this property |
I can't comment on average weather that time of year. We were there in September and it was great. The General Sherman tree is on the Congress Trail and easy to get to even with a 3 year old. In fact, other than it might... More
18 May 2017|
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Response from kara56 | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Fresno and it took us about an hour or so to get to the Sequoia National Park...but we still had maybe another hour of long, winding roads to get up to the Wuksachi Lodge where we stayed. The General Sherman was... More
Peter W
30 November 2016|
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Response from pott1432 | Reviewed this property |
And direct answer to the question of the chains, I would say yes. Use chains!