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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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Lumberton, Texas, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Take the day so you don't miss all the amazing trees and fabulous wildlife! Bring a picnic to enjoy along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After a long and difficult trip on a very windy high elevation road we entered the park and soon after arrived at one of the most amazing places seen : the General Grant Tree . It is placed among huge sequoias . We even entered a tunnel within a tree ! It is difficult to convey the sensations felt during... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The parking lot was crowded, but be patient, people are leaving every couple minutes, so you will be rewarded with a parking spot. And there is an RV lot further down the hill from the main lot. Take the walk. It only takes 10 minutes, plus extra for gawking time. I saw some jerk trying to carve initials in the... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

To quote my husband when he saw the General Grant tree, "Holy crap that's a big tree!" We had been seeing lots of large pines, and those were impressive, but you really have to see an old Sequoia to really appreciate their size.

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San Diego, California
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Don't just look at the Grant tree, take a stroll along the walkway to see all of this area. It is so wonderful! Do not miss any of it!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Has a little bit of history and some nice features like fallen trees and hills. Lots of large trees to explore and trails.

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Columbus, Ohio
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43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

General Grant was really neat and the trail was quite easy, but there wasn't much else to see here (in my opinion) as there is down at General Sherman. It was nice to get a quick taste at that entrance, but there are much denser areas of more interesting Sequoias further into the park.

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Torrance, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We did this grove on the last day and I wished we could have stayed longer. There are more tourists here which detracts from the beauty of nature. There are well marked trails (stay ON THEM people!) that wind around awesome groves of these beautiful behemoths! If you live in CA, make the trip!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Well worth the stop to walk this trail. You'll see lots of huge Sequoias, including the Grant tree. The hollowed out tree trunk that you can walk inside is fun too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you are visiting the area, I would recommend this for a nice stroll through some sequoias. The tree of course is huge, but there is also a fallen down tree to walk through and others to see.

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