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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years...

An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.

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First Day of Spring 2017

Awe inspiring! Must visit. Everyone talks about Yosemite NP. Sequoia and Kings national park are equally beautiful and gorgeous if not more. Allow 2 days and try to stay at a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
bmmkhannata
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awe inspiring! Must visit. Everyone talks about Yosemite NP. Sequoia and Kings national park are equally beautiful and gorgeous if not more. Allow 2 days and try to stay at a lodge inside the national Park.

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There isn't really anything special about this tree. Obviously it's awesomely huge but General Sherman is the biggest and it isn't far away. These trees are super easy to walk to and they are spectacularly huge.

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Thank ralanboyle
Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The General Sherman Tree has branches as big as most trees. I defy you to look at it and not be amazed by its size.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Follow the road and signs, park, and follow the trail. When you get to the first sign that says this it it, Don't believe it. Yep we took pics there. Keep walking around the trail and you will find, The real General Sherman Tree. Words cannot express how big it is. There is a trail around the back to get... More 

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2 Thank Maryann W
Kfar Saba, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sequoia tree named after General Sherman is considered to be the biggest [in volume] tree on earth. Its age is estimated to be 3200 years, really impressive!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best part of the trip was walking among the redwoods. Lots of snow didn't prevent us from hiking all around the giants.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The General Sherman the largest tree in the world by volume. It is a short 2 minute walk from the car park (very small car park) to the tree. There are also other giant Sequoia's nearby. But the General Sherman is very impressive, especially when you stand right next to it. A must see if you are in the National... More 

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New Haven, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just visited the tree a few days ago and even with all the snow, it was really impressive! Actually all of the trees there were beautiful. Its a must see! It was just a short little walk from where you park.

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Thank Traci H
port orange, fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just left Sequoia National Park a few days ago and we timed our visit perfectly. The weather happened to be sunny and crisp when we were there, and it made the visit to the General much more pleasant. I can imagine in icy weather it might be difficult to get out to the tree, it is a short walk... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the biggest tree in the world - you have to go and see it!! Ranger information and interpretation boards are first class.

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