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General Sherman Tree

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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The whole Sequoia experience in this National Park is exceptional. It’s as though giants or aliens... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
peakdistricttravel
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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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Awesome!

The hike took me breath away, but worth it to see this natural wonder. We stopped at the museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda R
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Boyne City, Michigan
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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The whole Sequoia experience in this National Park is exceptional. It’s as though giants or aliens have thrown these trees into place and said that’s where you live. It’s just breathtaking. Words fail me. A total must see and you need to drive the whole...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike took me breath away, but worth it to see this natural wonder. We stopped at the museum beforehand and got all the amazing information regarding the tree. The size is just unbelievable. Seeing the largest living thing in the world, worth every minute!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is the biggest tree out there. Since it surrounded with its peers, well - visit the place and continue with the park trails

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing General Sherman Tree and the trek down to it is absolutely worth it. Beware that it does get very, very crowded though. It is also important to note that it is an incline on the walk back, in addition to the high altitude. There...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit in spring. The giant trees have a lot of snow around, but the roads are clear. The trees themselves appear to be planted in a magically unreal land. Gianormous, 2000 yr old trees growing tightly together in a small patch of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trail path was a bit confusing but when you get finally to the tree you will see why it is so well known. Take some time to appreciate its history, more than 3,000 years old!

Thank arce69zamora
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know that I can say more. SEE IT! The whole experience of the Sequoias was terrific. They're so big. And they only live in a small area. Something that was interesting is when two, three or even four great big Sequoia trees are...More

Thank MikeB1952
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We side tripped a good 5 hours to see this beauty. Early Spring so the road was still a little sketchy despite it being warm in the Valley bottom. Ensure you bring chains or expect to be turned around. The drive up to the tree...More

Thank Brent T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tree to see ! You can’t grasp the size of this tree ! It’s crazy ! Great little walk around the trail to see this tree and others.

Thank Oceanusx
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see. Add it to your bucket list -you won’t be disappointed. Largest tree on earth. If visiting in winter, have boots or crampons. Path is not cleared of snow. Icy in spots.

Thank SnowyOwl710
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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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samurah009
18 September 2017|
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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
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