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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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1.5 hrs from park entrance.

We just got done driving 3hrs from LA to find out this tree was 1hr up the moutain driving the most swirviest roads imaginable. then a steep decline of 20 min walk to see General... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We just got done driving 3hrs from LA to find out this tree was 1hr up the moutain driving the most swirviest roads imaginable. then a steep decline of 20 min walk to see General sherman tree. The drive down we went out opposite way to 180 highway to fresno . Took up 1.5 hrs to get phone reception/Gps to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This visit is worth the trail walk to visit the General. You may encounter crowds, childeren but it's all worth it to see this. Pets are not allowed on these trails.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It just puts you in perspective as to how significant we really are. This tree, and the other sequoias, are far too magnificent to be called trees. Take your time and enjoy your visit - don't rush through.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Drive or take the shuttle to get there. There is a short walk to the tree and many photo ops. It is hard to get a picture of the tree with a person in front. The tree is toooo tall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This tree and the surrounding forest is amazing. Take the time to stop here and walk the Congress Trail. You will not be disappointed.

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Berkley, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Totally in awe of these amazing trees, standing up takes your breath away. Don't miss a chance to see these trees.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Our family went early on a Wednesday to avoid the crowds. Spend some time at different vantage points as well. There's a great view from the bottom near the alternate drop off point.

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luv-n-life08
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited General Sherman back in May 2015. The size of the trunk is amazing. It is a spectacular sight to see something living, standing that as been around for thousands of years. It's estimated the free to be 2200 years old. The history of the tree is pretty interesting as well. California has so many beautiful and interesting places ...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The sheer enormity of this tree in the wonderful Sequoia National Park is a must see for anyone within a day's drive. It stands in an area where other colossal trees have lived for over two thousand years and despite everything still grow. The area is great for walking , hiking and even more. We were also lucky enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Breath taking. More superlatives just won't do it. Really have to see it for yourselves! Make sure you see the fallen giant and get a photo of you standing inside!

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