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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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It was a big tree! You really do not know how immense it is until you stand next to it with you mouth open. Easy access to see it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Deigo, CA
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San Deigo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a big tree! You really do not know how immense it is until you stand next to it with you mouth open. Easy access to see it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It's the biggest tree in the world. You can literally stop your car, get out, walk 200 meters, and see this tree. I did it as an evening detail after a big day hiking. Lot's of people of course.

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a bucket list must! It's the biggest tree IN THE WORLD! Now I have a disabled placard for my car so I was able to park closer and take a short stroll to visit the tree. There are other things to see nearby and even though everyone lines up to get their photo taken with the nameplate, there... More 

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Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Tree is easily accessible from shuttle bus stop leaving from Giant Forest Museum. Get off at first stop, the second one makes for a 1/2 mile walk to the tree, but you can go to the second stop to get back so you don't have to do the 1/2mile climb back up the trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is with out a doubt the largest tree that we have ever seen, Oh what history this tree has been here for

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You look like a dwarf overlooking the moon...Its that huge...Do take Panaromic picture to cover the entire tree and a Selfie too.

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College Grove, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This tree, located in the Sequoia National Park, is the largest tree in the world (275 feet high with a base of 102 feet). We met people from all over the world that had come just to see this tree - it is just huge! It is over 2000 years old. A true wonder of the US!

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Ripon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The hike down to the General Sherman Tree is not too strenuous, and you get some great views of the tree on your way down. You feel in awe when you look at that old massive tree. It has plenty of room to take pictures, and the surrounding grove is really cool too. If the hike back is too strenuous,... More 

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Seattle area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What more can I say! This tree was alive when Jesus was on earth. Amazing. There are two ways to see it. They let out up above and you hike down to the tree or you get shuttled down below and it's a short walk to the tree. This is a must see. Do not miss it.

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California City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We loved to see the tree and the kids thought it was really cool. The hike wasn't too strenuous and it was not that crowded.

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Address: Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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