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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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New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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Gilboa, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Right near Muir Lodge. Drive to the parking lot even though its only .7 miles away from the rooms. The walk down is fine but the walk back is like the treadmill at the cardiologists.

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Conroe, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It was such a treat to wander through this part of the park. It's a very amazing feeling to be able to touch and walk around and among the giant trees. There is a very deep spiritual quality about it. We were there at a perfect time with only a few people, so it was very humbling. I loved it.

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Torrance, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There are no words to describe this experience...it was truly amazing! Driving through was one thing as we arrived much too late to get out and walk around, but the next day when we could leave the car, the walk among these giants was simply breathtaking! A must do!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There are several short trails that run through here which are all beautiful. Some are more paved, some are less paved, and they vary in length. Every one that I've walked on offers fantastic views though. I highly recommend any visitor to Sequoia national part stopping here.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great trail through the park, with a slope, so you can really experience the height of the trees. Wonderful!

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Leonardtown, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just got back from a visit to Sequoia Nation Park. It was absolutely beautiful! The hikes were great, the views phenomenal, and the trees enormous. You can read about my experience here: http://unapologeticallyyou.blogspot.com/2014/08/california-vacation-adventures-part-ii.html Feel free to ask any specific questions about my experience with the park. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the easily accessible... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's amazing the see all of the beautiful large trees. A great sight to see and would recommend to anyone.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The trees are awesome and the trails are great through the forest. However, the NP facilities are very outdated, worn, and filthy. The bathrooms are absolutely disgusting. I'm very disappointed that our park service has let the public down with a national treasure.

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Philadelphia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If I had more time I would have spent it exploring more of the Giant Forest. Explore beyond the paved path on the additional hiking trails. These trees are amazing.

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