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“big tree, though not as impressive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of General Sherman Tree

General Sherman Tree
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
abower83
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“big tree, though not as impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

sounded amazing, most massive tree in the world! but, it's not what i thought. it was rather short actually. turns out that even though it's got the most wood in volume, tha'ts because it's so dang old. got some nice pictures with it though. not a bad thing to visit if you're in the area, though there are lovelier trails with more astonishingly huge trees

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“The grand old tree among old trees”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is indeed the great grandfather of all the giant trees in Sequoia National Forest. There's a neat outline on the ground that gives you an idea of the diameter and circumference of this giant. Its really hard to fathom its size, but the surrounding exhibit helps a bit. Come see it!

Visited July 2012
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Visalia, California
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“Awsome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

You just cant beat mother nature and you cant put into words how awesone this is till you see for yourself. Not only this tree but many more in the Sequoia Park and much more. If you like nature this is hard to beat. Must See

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Morris, IL
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“Worth the Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The anticipation builds as you walk down from the parking lot high above the tree itself. Glimpses come from up above and several sign posts build the suspense (as well as warn you about the long uphill hike back). For those with companions who aren't able to make the steep climb back...there is a handicap accessible parking lot near the tree where you can arrange to meet if you need to...we did.

Visited June 2012
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Hamilton, Ohio
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“General Sherman”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you love nature, you can not miss seeing these majestic trees and the flora and fauna surrounding them. The smell of the trees just made the experience more heavenly. So peaceful and life-giving, you can not help but feel peaceful and happy if you take the time to enjoy the beauty.

Visited September 2012
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