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Giant Forest

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
Traveler Description: Giant forest: is known as being the best sequoia grove of all, it contains at least 12 of the top 40 giant sequoias - that's 5 to 6 more than any... more »
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

First Yosemite and now Sequoia, and everything is just so big. The trees are awesome, and the thought that some of them are up to 2000 years old and still going is incredible. If only they could talk! They make you feel so small and insignificant. Its a must for any trip to California.

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Lumberton, Texas, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable views and trees along the Presidents Trail and Meadow Trail. Saw 6 bear before day was over as well as 3 deer and a woodchuck! One black bear meandered right thru in front of the Sherman tree!

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Holtwood, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

While visiting Sequoia National Park, you can't miss the Giant Forest. It is amazing and well worth the time to explore!

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Monee, Illinois
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254 reviews 254 reviews
82 attraction reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I arrived here early and had the park to myself before the hoards of tourists showed up. I was able to see bears tree different times along the ride to the giant forest. Words can't describe how big and beautiful these trees are. The drive up is spectacular. The Tunnel tree fell in 1937 and sits just where it fell... More

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If someone in your family is a good driver with nerves of steel this drive is unbelievably beautiful. The sequoias are amazing and so are the mountains, meadows, lush forests and views for miles along the road. It is a hard drive with many curves over narrow roads but awe inspiring for the passengers! The driver will have to keep... More

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Spokane, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The drive up to this is just beautiful, and then you enter into this enchanted forest with the most amazing, HUGE trees! We saw a bear near The General Sherman Tree. This is not the fault of the park, but we were not impressed with their shuttle service. The parking lot for The General Sherman tree was full, so they... More

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White Plains, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What could you possibly say about a stroll beneath the centuries old trees? Majestic, even transcendent. Not to be missed. It might be a little strenuous only because of the altitude if you are asthmatic, or similarly disposed.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Giant Sequoia's are absolutely awe inspiring. Upon first glance you are hooked. The size of the trees are bigger than anything you can imagine. Walking through the Forest and viewing the trees from ground level lets you know they had to be created by God because they are beautiful.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Traveling to many National Parks this one might be my FAVORITE! Just a magical place to go. You step on to any trail and become smaller than you could ever imagine. The hight of this forest it outstanding! Truly awesome to see. General Sherman is a must see. The trails are great many paved! Many low impact walks good for... More

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New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Don't miss the Congress Trail and the General Sherman tree. The Sequoia tree is amazing as you learn what makes them special. The trail is paved and good for the family and handicap friendly.

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