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General Sherman Tree

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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Description: An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years...
An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
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although we did enjoy other spots in the forest where you could space on your own, this was worth the fairly long walk to it. There are disabled points closer for parking if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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Neath
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

although we did enjoy other spots in the forest where you could space on your own, this was worth the fairly long walk to it. There are disabled points closer for parking if needed. Truly immense !!

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Melbourne, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is such a great place to walk around and see the sequoias. It can be a crowded place, but go early in the morning. It was so peaceful to walk around and the General Sherman Tree is AMAZING to see!

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Shelton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have always wanted to visit the Sequoia National Park and we finally made it this September. This huge park is really too big to see in just one morning, but that is all we had available. We took the Generals Highway to see the General Sherman Tree and were happy that they have two trails into it. One trail... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We just had to see the General Sherman, something I had wanted to see since childhood and we weren't disappointed. We arrived there late afternoon and so there weren't many other visitors. Such a unique place. If we'd had more time we would have explored more of the forest, but on our way out the park we spotted a bear... More 

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

Being the biggest and the tallest, it has an aura that we feel we should respect the tree very much. It has been great to be able to see it personally from a close distance.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is where we encountered more crowds than anywhere else in the park - but it is obvious why. The largest tree in the world is majestic, wise, and indestructible. With such an old specimen, there is so much history and education surrounding it, and this is laid out on the informational plaques around the attraction. There is a long,... More 

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NE Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Paved walkways take you to this enormous tree. Have someone photograph you with your arms stretched out for perspective. You will appear tiny! Many other standing giants are in the vicinity, as well as some fallen ones. The Park Service leaves them in their place so the ecosystem is not disturbed, unless there may be reason to cause harm to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It's not the tallest, it's not the largest diameter, and it's not the oldest, but General Sherman is the most massive tree on earth! It's as tall as a football field and its trunk would block 3 lanes on a california freeway. go see it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A beautiful giant she is. This tree is so amazing. It made me feel like a tiny ant standing next to it, and to think it is the largest living thing in the world! Definitely stop by and check this giant out. Also stay and walk the other trails this area has to offer. We saw a lot of giants... More 

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Westfield
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Biggest tree in the world! Worth the short hike down the trail. There is also a handicap accessible location, which is great. Totally worth checking out. You can't get up to this tree though, due to fencing.

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