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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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Mansfield, Texas
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315 reviews 315 reviews
75 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While its pretty much just enormous tree's, they are amazing! These trees are the biggest in the world, and while this park does not offer the diversity of sights like Yosemite, its totally worth the time. It feels like your hiking through an enchanted forest. It's tough to explain just how small you feel beside a 1000 year old tree... More

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138 reviews 138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You just can't believe the Giant Forest until you see it. The weather wasn't perfect, but that didn't detract from the marvel one bit. We don't usually spend much time watching the movies at the Visitor's Center, but this year, this a lot of info about "The Spirit" of our National Parks and the dedication that is necessary all the... More

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Houston, Texas
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213 reviews 213 reviews
117 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was amazed by these trees and truly marveled at the mass and height. I was delayed in my travel plans and didn't get into the national park until late so my time with the trees were limited but remarkable.

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Sacramento, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A hike through the Giant Forest is a bit more challenging than the Sherman Trail/Congress trail but its also MUCH more rewarding. If you are looking for more of a wilderness and dont mind the extra effort then this is highly recommended!

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Old Town, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The giant forest was just amazing. You can see a picture of these trees and understand that they are big, but until you are surrounded by them, you cannot comprehend their massiveness. There are also many many trees with fire scars - it was interesting to learn how they survive and thrive after the fires. There were definitely a decent... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You really are not prepared for the sheer size of those trees. They are amazing! Loved this park! We had a great time!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

You'll love the experience of walking down the hill to see Sherman (largest tree on planet). The smells and sights are incredible so take your time and enjoy it. The giant tarantula we saw upset my wife somewhat but that aside I would highly recommend

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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very impressive! We drove to hiking points and spent so much time hiking and exploring. It was a new tree around every corner. I completely enjoyed this and will definitely come back in the future!

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SFO
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79 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Personally I prefer the beauty of the coast redwood forests. I find the Sierra redwoods less pretty and mysterious. The vegetation is more sparse, scraggly, and even the tree species is more mixed than I like. That being side, it's hard not to be impressed with living things that are so big, you can't see the top unless you're standing... More

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royal oaks
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There are two ways into the park, went in on the fresno side, left threw the visalia side. First let me say july hot and have your car climb up to 7000 feet is a feat all on it own. Even the best car say's~ hey whats going on here, was wondering why you filled me up to the top... More

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