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Giant Forest

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We have been there in April and it was not overcrowded or anything. We were almost alone on the road. Pitty that the road to King's canyon was closed. But General Sherman is a must see. You cannot imagine how big are the trees until you see them:))

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Burleson, Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I knew they were big, but nothing can compare when you are standing right next to one. How can a tree be so big? This place is awesome. We loved the views and the hikes, and the peace and quiet. One of the things we loved the most was the smell. There's something about that smell that just reminds you... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I drove all the way from LA and back one day to visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. What a visit... no picture can convey the scale of these trees. It makes you feel like an insignificant blip in time. If you take pictures, get someone to stand by the tree in a few photos so when you show... More

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Mn
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

You drive up the side of the mountain & at times through the Forest to see these amazing trees. There is a car fee to get into the Forest but it is well worth it! There are 2 groves of trees to see. Once you get to the groves, you park & walk 100 yd to get a closer view.... More

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Big Bear Lake, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park is truly one of the great wonders of the natural world. During the winter (when we visited), it's an easy walk from the road. In summer, due to the volume of traffic and visitors, all but disabled persons must park in a remote parking lot and take a half mile trail to the... More

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Foligno, Italy
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Spectacular experience, a place to recharge the battery and appreciate nature more and more. Lucky to be there with great weather and not many tourists, walked for hours inside the forest....amazing feeling! I recommend to visit the Park in Spring, right after snow starts melting and wild animals are getting ready for a new cycle of life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We travelled through the park in January. We were fortunate to have great weather so the roads were bare and dry The Giant Forest is just amazing. The trees are a must see. Parking is limited in some of the pull off areas. The drive through the park was spectacular. ...lots of pictures. You should take the time for this... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We found the whole experience absolutely awe inspiring. To actually see living things of this size is a wonder of nature. What makes you wonder even more is why they had not been chopped down during the 1800's, and used for construction. Their loss is our gain: to be able to see such huge trees still growing is a superb... More

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Los Angeles
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Pretty cool place, but the required hike is tough for younger or older people. Definitely do the loop trail at the bottom for great views and a little history.

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El Paso, Texas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I know this place long time ago when I was still a child. As the biggest living life in the world, you can't imagine how those trees can survive in this world when you step into the Giant Forest. The average ages of the trees in Giant Forest is about 3000 years. It's very funny when you are wandering in... More

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