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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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This is another must see and must do thing in Sequoia National Park. The short hike downhill (remember it is uphill on the way back) rewards you with the magnificent Sequoia trees... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is another must see and must do thing in Sequoia National Park. The short hike downhill (remember it is uphill on the way back) rewards you with the magnificent Sequoia trees in all their glory.

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Eaton Rapids, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Its impossible to really understand the size of this unless you see it in person. Its just an awe-inspiring sight. There is a nice path that winds you through the sequoias to get to the General Sherman tree and that same path goes around the entire tree. There is also a wood barrier meant to keep visitors at a distance... More 

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

For nature lovers and others - this is an amazing site. The tree has withstood fires and humans and is still standing tall - fantastic!

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Groningen
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is the largest, not the oldest or tallest but the largest in volume of the many really impressive Sequioa Redwood trees that you can find in this park. When you realize that this tree was already there when in Europe the Roman Empire still existed, when Charlemagne reigned - it makes you feel humble.

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Monterey, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The largest tree on earth. Even National Geographic Magazine made it cover on December 2012 issue. Fantastic. Stunning. Like a dream

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Worth the long drive, awesome to see and it's surrounded by lots of other awesome trees and amazing scenery. Take a panoramic picture to fit it all in!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

A nice little hike, about .5 mile with a slight grade. Even with my bad knee, I made it fine. The trail is well maintained too. See my picture of the tree

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Driving to Sequoia and not visiting the General is a serious mistake. You park your car and you have to walk like a mile, but don't worry, its downhill, so arriving to the General it will be easy. The problem it would be going up :P

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Santa Rosa, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you are a big fan of carpentry, or have some beaver in your blood, this tree will definitely float your boat! It is mind blowing in size and amazing how something can grow this size, though over 2200 years is a very long time.

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Muncie, Indiana
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The park in general is amazing! A must do. While there, you might as well see General Sherman. This is not the tallest tree, but it is the largest by volume. And it is HUGE. You often have to wait to get a photo of the tree during peak seasons. This tree is not the most memorable part of the... More 

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