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Giant Forest

Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A forest with ancient sequoia trees.
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Type: Forests, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A forest with ancient sequoia trees.

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Tulare, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The rangers were eaily available to ask questions/take pictures, and were friendly but weren't pushy about talking with guests. The path was easy to navigate and paved. The markers were informative and interesting.

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Morgantown
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our family visited this breathtakingly, beautiful place in December, and fell in love. It's been a dream/bucket list item for me to hug one of these beautiful giants. Not only was the drive up beautiful, but with each turn, we got more and more excited. The sight of the first Sequoia brought on such joy....simply indescribable! The experience was surreal,... More 

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Dallas
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98 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nice area for a walk. Went in the winter and it was beautiful. Would like to go back in the summer. Don't let the winter keep you from coming.

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Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited in December with the intention of driving the 198 from the South via Three Rivers up to the 180 at King's Canyon. Unfortunately, the road was closed north of the Wuksachi Lodge. Snow chains had to be used even before we got to the Giant Forest Museum, which made for slow going. Despite that, it was absolutely beautiful.... More 

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Shelton, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is hard to get enough of these huge giants. Whats not to love about a beautiful fall morning spent among these beauties? The only thing that could top it is spending a lifetime watching them grow.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Sequoia giants always amaze us, they are very majestic. In the surrounding areas are all kinds of pine trees, making the forest look very green and healthy. During our visit, the forest had snow and it also gave us snow showers which thrilled us.

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Long Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great trees, tail was icy and very slippery. Need clamp on for your shoes. Many people fell. Some laughed, I got many bruises.

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Worth the time to see. You may need chains in December and February if there is snow. The entrance fee to the park is around $20.

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Mississauga, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Giant Forest offers a variety of trails ranging in length and difficulty. Trails are quiet and well-maintained. We experienced multiple wildlife sightings and I have never experienced a more serene location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

These trees are massive and you will be amazed. The spring is a great time to visit but if you don't mind the snow, try visiting in the winter and you will have the whole forest to yourself!

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