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Description: A forest with ancient sequoia trees.

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Amazing trees

The way we travelled though the park we saw these huge trees before the General Sherman. They are amazing! We took lots of photos as you can get right up close to them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The way we travelled though the park we saw these huge trees before the General Sherman. They are amazing! We took lots of photos as you can get right up close to them.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The "big trees" did not disappoint (how could they?). It was convenient using the free shuttle to get around. We ended up doing and seeing more than we expected, for just one day. The only "downside" was the smoke from the wildfire, but that was just bad timing.

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La Canada, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Trying to do more day trips from LA. Left 7AM and got home about 7PM. Took a leisure drive up to and through the Sequoia National Park. Beautiful scenery and yummy pine scents all day. Cooler than LA. Be sure to buy the $10 Senior pass if you are over 62. Good for life at all National parks! We packed... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The best time to visit the forest is as early as possible. I hate to battle crowds and rude people that ride your backend. The park is to be enjoyed, not to race through. Whenever possible, take those extra minutes to stop, shoot pictures and walk in and among the wonder of it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You can easily spend an entire day here! However remember to bring drinks and food since there aren't derved anything in the park. Get a trailmap and go explore, if you str lucky you'll see more than the breathtakingly huge trees, you might also see bears and other Wildlife (as we did).

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my visit to this park. I visited with my 18-yr old niece, and she was very impressed. Amazing trees! When you are there, make sure to visit Chrystal Cave also. It is amazing. One thing that I thought of. The road up to the Giant Forest is long and tiresome. What about building a cable lift? Similar to... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We drove to the park and then took the free shuttle to the General Sherman tree. It is unbelievable how big these trees are. The drive inside the park is very winding and most places don't allow vehicles over 22 feet and no trailers. But the view is spectacular. These roads with hair pin turn after hair pin turn have... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We took one of the Ranger led walks. Very informative and the kids thought it was great. We would do it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited during Aug, the weather was hot but cooler under the shade of those giants. Hike the Big Tree trail, pretty easy round trail with amazing close-up view of some biggest sequoia and other trees.

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were disappointed that Mariposa grove was closed at Yosemite, so we decided to visit Sequoia National Forest instead. It was about 2.5 - 3 hours from the south entrance to Yosemite, and the last hour was a stressful (for me!) mountain road. But it was worth every second of it. This forest is impossible to describe and impossible to... More 

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