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General Sherman Tree

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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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A Giant!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Well worth the short walk down a lovely trail to get to this wonder of nature! Pictures do not do justice - a must see in person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Words simply can not describe to size of this tree. The hike is paved and the trail is fairly steep, You must park at the top and walk down. If you don't want to hike back up, just send member of your party back to the top and they can drive down to the bottom to pick you up. That... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

As expected the General Sherman Tree is an impressive site. But it is also very busy and if you walk away from it into the Giant Forest you will see trees as impressive with lesser people around you.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The pathways leading you to the Gen. Sherman tree were wooden walkways, so easy to walk on. You are surrounded by giant sequoias as you go - and yet when you get to the Sherman tree, you still can't believe how massive it really is. What a sight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

The tree sits on a trail along with other big sequoia trees. It's a nice path. If you visit late in the afternoon, you can get many great contrast photos.

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Ceres, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The General Sherman tree is an outstanding specimen of the Giant Sequoia. It isn't the world's oldest living thing; there are bristlecone pines in Mexico that are older. Nor is it the world's tallest living thing; the coastal redwoods of California have that distinction. But it is the largest living thing in the world by total volume. However, don't just... More 

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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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