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“Get there early” 5 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.
Cincinnati, OH
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“Get there early”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband and I hiked down to the General Sherman Tree early in the morning, and were able to enjoy it without the crowds. Also interesting is the viewing area just before you get to the tree where the footprint of the tree is bricked on the ground; this really gives you an idea of how big the tree is!

Visited September 2012
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“Always look up”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

God bless this place. I'll tell ya, I've grown up this these here woods and there is never a time where you lay eyes on this place, these trees and don't loose your breath. I was up there a few years back and just after the winter ended and the snow fall was massive that year. The result of all the snow caused a branch from this tree to break and come down. Well thank God it was winter and no one was on the pathway looking up for they would have been mush.
The branch was wider around than most other huge pine trees and I now have a piece of it's bark on my desk to remind me how lucky I was that day.
This is a must see place if you live within a million miles of Calif.

Visited May 2012
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Madera, California
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“This is a must.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Big trees! Wow, you will be amazed at the size of the trees, and the wildlife. We can just walk thru the woods and come across beautiful deers. My husband can spend hours just taking pictures.

Visited August 2012
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Houston
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“Big is such an understatement.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

It is just staggering how large this tree is. Look for the plaque close to the winter parking lot. It is .2 miles away and provides the most complete view of the tree. People are just blips of color, so if you want your picture with the whole tree, wear a standout color. You can point to that spec of color at the base of the tree.

Visited March 2013
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“no words to describe this amazing wonder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

there are no words to aptly describe this wonder. it's a long curvy ride to the top to see this giant but when you get there, you won't be disappointed. Gen Sherman is the "biggest" by mass, but the giant grove overall is just amazing. I was in Bakersfield for business and had a half day free...it was an intense trip to the tree but soooooo worth it. I'll be back with the family!

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