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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Description: A forest with ancient sequoia trees.

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I have wanted to see the giant sequoia trees since I was a young child. The visit lived up to my expectations. It is difficult to adequately describe with words. Amazing is one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Decatur, Alabama, United States
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Decatur, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have wanted to see the giant sequoia trees since I was a young child. The visit lived up to my expectations. It is difficult to adequately describe with words. Amazing is one word! Highly recommend. We also saw a bear!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you go on a major holiday, it'll be crowded by the afternoon. If you go out in early morning, though, you'll almost have the place to yourself. Keep an eye out for bears.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We hiked the Congress Trail which is short (2miles) but really beautiful. On the Congress Trail you will see more people than some of the other trails but still beautiful and not as touristy as the areas with the General Sherman Tree (this trail is just off that trail though so you can still see GS)

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's breathtaking. Some of the oldest and largest trees on the planet are here. Lot's of maps and trails, so it's easy to navigate.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Who can not be in awe of the trees in the Giant Forest? We were there over Memorial weekend so I am sure it was extra busy. Go early. Park at the Giant Tree Museum and ride the shuttle to the other stops in the park. Parking spots are hard to find when the park fills up. Shuttles run every... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Giant Forest is simply an amazing place to visit. I had never been to Sequoia before and so it was an incredible experience. Highly recommended.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must when visiting the park. The trees are magnificent and the view is out of this world. The trails are well groomed and not to overly difficult to walk. My 2 sons being city kids never knew tree got this tall. So visiting here was a definite a life experience they will never forget.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing, so beautiful. We hiked part of the High Sierra Trail, Wolverton Cuttoff and Alta from Crescent Meadow. It was a cool misty day, the fog softened the lines of the forrest. The sequoias awed us .... Feel blessed to have spent time in this special place. Enjoyed seeing bears, marmots and deer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. The trees are amazing and the paths through them are well marked and maintained. Be warned, at this elevation, even if the weather is nice at the park entrance, it's bound to be much cooler once you get up to the forest. We were surprised by snow showers in the forest even though it was 65F... More 

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Versailles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Don't miss it it's an amazing old Forrest great views and we saw bears wandering in the meadows it was quiet cool even for spring so dress warm well worth the drive

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