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General Sherman Tree

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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Very big!

First time seeing these huge trees up close. The paths are paved but was steep in spots and there... read more

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RoaringCrab
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Wow!

Don't miss the General Sherman tree. It is a little bit of a walk from the parking lot, but there... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
labguides
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CA
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An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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"largest living thing"
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"sherman tree"
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"the congress"
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"awe inspiring"
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"half mile"
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"shuttle bus"
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"short walk"
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"parking area"
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"an easy walk"
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Reviewed today

First time seeing these huge trees up close. The paths are paved but was steep in spots and there were a few stairs too. We got there early and had the whole place to ourselves which made for peaceful reflection and great pictures!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't miss the General Sherman tree. It is a little bit of a walk from the parking lot, but there is handicap parking near the tree.

Thank labguides
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The largest tree (volume wise) in the world. The hike back up the paved trail can be a little winded. But the trip down is certainly worth it. There are several trails to see. We did the Congress trail and saw the House of Representatives...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While it’s beautiful and impressive, the hike back up while paved is not for those easily winded. It’s well marked with many photo ops.

Thank Pamela M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Seeing the tree is worth saying "I've seen the biggest tree in the world." It was rather busy this season, I can only imagine it gets much busier during the high traffic months. This can be a quick stop or a longer trail walk for...More

Thank Kaitie A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked down the paved trail with observation spots and enjoyed seeing the largest tree (volume wise) in the world. It's hard to get it all in a picture. There are several other giants there to se, including twin giants. The walk back up is...More

Thank Trish W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the widest Sequoia tree, rather any kind of tree, in the world! Nice hiking path good for all ages!

Thank BerlynCC
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most famous inhabitant of the giant Forrest and for a good reason. The biggest tree on the planet measured in wood volume. It takes about 10 minutes of easy walk from car park to reach this giant. Definitely can’t miss it while visiting national park.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sherman is massive but Grant is greater. Fun to walk up to the Sherman tree. Too short to call it a hike. Expect crowds as too many people are hugging trees and the parking lot is massive.

1  Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a half mile hike but there is a little hill so be aware. The history anf]d trees are amazing to view. Plenty of parking and. Lean restrooms.

1  Thank susan c
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Clare D
19 May 2018|
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Response from Shreyansh182 | Reviewed this property |
You guys would be fine. There will be some snow and dressing up warmly is advised. From the general parking area it’s about 2 miles roundtrip. Make sure you reach Sherman before 5 pm atmost. Starts getting a bit dark later... More
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lilianaoyuela25
15 March 2018|
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Response from Bala K | Reviewed this property |
The weather should be good in August. Since you are planning to be with the Toddler, you may like to take a break in "Three Rivers" before climbing the mountain. Three Rivers has one or two decent budget hotels for stay.
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nleos96
5 January 2018|
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Response from layasmine | Reviewed this property |
nope sorry. and if that is bothering u .... then get ready coz the park it self is soooooo big . a hell of a drive inside . but worth it
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