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General Sherman Tree

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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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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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Great if you're used to paved hikes

The tree was interesting and the walk down was beautiful. I would certainly recommend for people who like a less challenging hike and who prefer paved walkways. If you're more of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Kate P
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London, England, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The tree was interesting and the walk down was beautiful. I would certainly recommend for people who like a less challenging hike and who prefer paved walkways. If you're more of an experienced hiker, don't like crowds, and/or prefer a bit of off-roading, then you may be slightly disappointed. I'd recommend opting for one of the many off-trail hikes available... More 

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218 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's funny because there are a lot of countries who claim to have the biggest tree in the world! This one happens to have the most mass of timber, so I was a little disappointed when I first saw it. But after a while my disappointment passed, it is impressive just not jaw dropping, especially after seeing the kauri trees... More 

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Thank Merlin W
Bakersfield, California
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91 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It never disappoints me - this tree is one massive, living, lovely tree! In the winter, less crowds makes it more appealing and you can take your time with it.

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Thank Dianne H
San Diego CA
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319 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were fortunate enough to miss the snowstorms and walk through this site while it was raining. The ground was covered with snow, and we found this to be a wonderful day. This is only a 0.50 mile ring-trail hike that is not steep, so it is good for families. In other words, it is more of a "walk" then... More 

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Thank nadojeff
Arequipa, Peru
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63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They say it is the oldest living thing on earth. At least it is a REALLY big tree. I've never seen something like it. It takes a little walk form the parking, but it is worth it.

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Thank Geert_AQP
Buena Park, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always beautiful during the summer. A lot less people during the winter time. Had to take your time, lots of ice in parking lot and on the trail. Never realized how nice it was to be there with no sounds.

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Thank Christopher O
India
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169 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This grove is full of the most magnificent trees! the General Sherman is quite a structure! taking pictures here is the biggest challenge really bcoz its impossible to capture the stature

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Thank Chubbyswami
Tustin, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A giant winter wonderland! A well groomed trail provides a tour of these magnificent Sequoias. Walk through a fallen Sequoia see a living sequoia with the center burned out from lightening. Mesmerizing!

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Thank Shayna O
Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's very impressive to walk up to the largest trees in the world, just so over-powering and only 900 years old

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

As incredible as it might seem when you are standing in front of the wonderful Sherman Tree, this is the largest tree in the world (by volume).

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