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General Sherman Tree

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Though said to be the largest tree in the world, it was hard to tell because of the limited access around the tree. It was still very impressive though and we appreciated the beauty of nature! As for the hike, it was very well maintained, lots of people. It doesn't take very long to see though so it's definitely worth... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

General Sherman made me cry. If you have time, do the longer trails that get you away from the crowds. Truly beautiful and once you are off the tarmac path you have the woods pretty much to yourself.

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Columbus, Indiana
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The general is the largest by volume and he is quite enormous Ithe walk down is easy, going back up harder work but there are seats for taking rests.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We parked at the regular parking lot and hiked half a mile down to General Sherman. The tree itself was impressive, although you had to keep your distance behind a fence. You can get closer to other sequoias on the trail and learn a little about the trees from plaques along the way. It was a short hike to be... More

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Foothill Ranch, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Glad they saved this tree! Amazing to think how long it has been around. Enjoyed the walk. Easy going down. Alittle huffing on the way back, just take it slow and easy.

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stay the course and hike the entire trail and the crowds die off. It allows you to enjoy the quiet and marvel at the trees and their history. We know that they must be preserved for we are looking at 2000+ years of history.

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The tree was very interesting to see. It was amazing to consider its age and what had happened during its lifetime.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Amazing to see the World's largest tree (by volume). Must read the facts and figures boards around the tree to know the greatness of this tree.

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Valencia, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There is more of a hike to this (unless you are diabled and can use the alternate parking) than you would think, especially coming back uphill - when it's too late to turn back! But the tree is framed nicely and indeed impressive.

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Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Hats of to you General, you really are awe inspiring, just stand and stare and think of the things that tree has existed through, if inly it could talk.

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