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General Grant Tree Trail

Grant Tree Road, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93628
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Type: Trails, Cross-country Ski Areas
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing
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Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is a short trail full of huge, amazing sequoia trees. It is easy to get to, easy to walk through, and a pleasant experience. If you are older or handicapped, you should know that the trail is paved and is relatively flat. Even though the General Grant Tree is the highlight, there are a great number of trees there... More

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Columbus, Kansas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

the trails around this grove are nicely paved and very accessible. An amazing area that is well maintained and quite interesting.

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Abita Springs, Louisiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Visited Kings Canyon-Sequoia National Parks and what a spectacular adventure. We went to Giant Forest and walked among the giant sequoia trees. Walking the General Grant Trail was amazing and when we came upon the General Grant Tree, one can't imagine the size of theses trees unless standing among them. This is the second largest sequoia in the world, so... More

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San Francisco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Unlike the Wawonna Grove in Yosemite this grove is easy to walk around, including an amazing dead tree that you can walk through. Try to join the ranger talk to get the whole story on this amazing grove.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It is an easy walk with a lot to see. It is beautiful and gives a real feel for the entire park with interesting history. Great walk for all ages and abilities.

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Cartersville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was a well done series of small trails. The views of seqouias were enticing and the crowds were tolerable. I like the "foot print of a Seqouia" paving stones. It was a good touch.

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NW Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This trail was a very easy half-mile, and well worth it to see the 3rd largest tree in the world! There were other beautiful trees to see on this trail as well.

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Harpswell, Maine
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133 reviews 133 reviews
53 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Tourists, not so much. It is a place to use a library voice, although the trees don't care. They will be there long after we are.

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Sunnyvale, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The hike to the general grant tree is fairly easy with decent parking spots. the views along the hike are also pretty nice. It is essentially a hike in the forest with big trees with a lot of chirping birds and overall serene settings...so basically everything you like in a hike :) The tree is absolutely amazing... Its called nation's... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was snowing the day we say this tree and the General Sherman tree. I hiked to both of them, and they're both incredible. The one thing General Grant tree has is it's a much shorter trail and much less elevation change to get to it, so it's much easier to access. Having said that, they're both incredible and worth... More

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