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General Grant Tree Trail

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

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This tree is huge and the surrounding trees also huge. If you can fit this in with Sherman then do it but if you are short on time and want to see a big tree before you scoot to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This tree is huge and the surrounding trees also huge. If you can fit this in with Sherman then do it but if you are short on time and want to see a big tree before you scoot to Yosemite then you won't be disappointed dropping in here.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a pretty cool little trail and we found Grant more impressive than Sherman. Prettier in any case. A great little walk for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This trail has it all - huge trees, huge tree stumps, hollowed out trees you can walk through and more huge trees! It's an easy walk, but with much to see. Don't miss it!

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Massapequa, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was the first place we visited while in the park. It's located across from the visitor center and general store. Nice quiet location but small parking lot. The quick walk up towards the tree will have you passing other large trees. This tree is very cool and the history be hind it is impressive. You won't need more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very nice area, some beautiful trees. The trails aren't too strenuous, which makes it a nice visit. A good tip is that there is a "lower" parking lot which had plenty of parking even when the first "upper" lot was full with people waiting for a parking spot.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Cool tree, cool history. The trail was easy and in good shape, beauty all around of course. The part that was most memorable for us was walking through the fallen tree--seeing how big it was from the inside and seeing the pictures of soldiers living in it (with their horses) so long ago.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Another awesome giant sequoia grove in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. The trail is very easy and the scenery is very nice. Some hightlights of this trail are Fallen Mornach (a fallen tunnel tree) and General Grant Tree.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It is very Impressive, but as other visitors mention the Sherman tree is more acessible. If you like treking and wants to see Giant trees, around the General Grant there is 80 miles of trails with Giant Sequoias. Also a very nice picture spot on the way to see the Grant tree is on the middle of the way where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very crowded, but a short interesting trail to see some beautiful trees. The trail is paved and doesn't take long. Head off to other trails for the full majesty of this area, and to get away from tour bus crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great place for kids to climb around on rocks and through felled hollow trees. Easy walk with lots of enormous sequoias and interesting history reading.

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