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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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Lake Forest, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We only had a day to check out the park. We first went to General Sherman, then to the Giant Forest Museum. Then we dove through Tunnel Log and then did a hike through Crescent Meadow to Tharp's Log. On the way to these "attractions" and on the way back, we had a beautiful drive. The temperature was actually quite... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
89 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The Giant forest trees are bigger than you can imagine, all the walks to the famous trees are well sign posted with good paths.In the week there are less crowds and more opportunities for the photos. We also saw to black bears eating very close up.

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visiting this amazing grove of trees (over a 1000 square miles) is almost like going to another planet. Two suggestions that may make your visit even better. First, after visiting the Sherman tree, walk the paved Congressional trail. We saw 3 bear including two cups, and there are so many amazing trees along this path. Second, when on Congressional you... More

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Conyers, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Best of all the Sequoia groves in Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks. Walk the trail around the meadow and visit the museum with clever displays. Also, drive on narrow road to tunnel tree and Moro Rock.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This area offer tons of trails. Beware: saw mother bears with cubs as well as deer! A great place to enjoy nature.

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Pasadena, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Biggest of the "big trees" is about a somewhat steep 500 walk down to see the tree from the parking area -- and is an equally demanding walk back. Additionally, in the park, there are lots of connecting trails to commune with nature in quietude. Check with the guidebooks as to the physical nature of each trail; We also visited... More

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Newport Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

So wonderful to walk among such dominant looking forest sentries. Glad at least some of them have been spared for future generations to behold in bewilderment!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Come on, they are giant Sequoia trees. What can I say? They are amazing! You can walk the trails or just drive through the area.

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Provo, Utah
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131 reviews 131 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Sequoia is an amazing park. If you only have time to drive through, DO IT. Keep an eye out for bears we saw seven while we were there. The giant forest is amazing! Walk down to the General Sherman tree, doesn't take too long and it is amazing, too.

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful and awesome. Unbelievable it has survived for so many thousands of years. Look forward to visiting agin in the future.

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