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General Grant Tree Trail

Address: Grant Tree Road, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93628
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Type: Cross-country Ski Areas, Trails, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing
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Type: Cross-country Ski Areas, Trails, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing

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San Jose
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This tree is amazing. We hiked the trail the afternoon we arrived. The forest was quiet except for the sound of a few birds.

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Tulare, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Trail is paved, easy to navigate. Rangers friendly and knowledgeable. Trees are amazing and unforgettable, as is the history

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Dallas
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272 reviews 272 reviews
95 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

NIce short walking trail through big trees. I missed the sign saying you could not bring your dog on the trail. I ended up carrying my dog through the trail when I learned I could not bring her.

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Mississauga, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a short trail that is easily accessible from the main park highway - and it's worth the stop! There are other sequoias on this trail as well, though none as large, of course, as General Grant. We only spent an hour or so at this site before moving on to Sequoia National Park.

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NE Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The tree, itself, is surrounded by fencing for its own protection. It is the largest giant Sequoia in the Kings Canyon section of the park. Along the switchback leading to the tree is a circular bricked patio that is the same diameter as the tree. This gives a striking idea of the tree's enormity.

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Westfield
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a nice little loop. Easy hike for pretty much anyone. Grant is an amazing tree. There are also a couple of nice fallen logs to check out. There is also a bathroom in this area, which is always a bonus.

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Clovis, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What an absolute majestic site! Amazing to see the size of all the Giant Sequoias. There is a great trail, and plenty of resting areas,for those that can't make it around, aka my 81 year old dad! Even with that, he got to see the tree, just not from all sides!

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Santa Barbara, California
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20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This tree we found to be more amazing than the General Sherman tree. It is more lovely, more magnificent! The size of these trees is indescribable. They are like running into a T-Rex. Awe inspiring but not scary!

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Hove, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We were stopped from walking the whole trail by snow but the end of trail either end is stunning The walk around the General Sherman was full of thinks to see and each part was well documented with interesting facts and figures. The other end at the visitors center was full of interesting things to look at and the Staff/rangers... More 

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Jonestown, PA
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46 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Like the General Sherman tree, this thing is absolutely unbelievable! The walk to it is not that hard or long. you won't regret doing this!

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