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“Big big big” 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
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Owner description: An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Big big big”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We did it just after Moro Rock. Kids were already getting tired as it was the end of the day. From the parking, this walk is not so short and goes down for a while. Take water and keep your energy for the return. You can really understand how big the trunk is thanks to a flat copy on the pavement. Once you reach Sherman, you can' t really realize it is the biggest of the forest as you have barriers keeping you away. But considering this is The GIANT, impossible to skip.

Visited August 2013
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Keswick, Ontario, Canada
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Pictures just can't do it justice. You must see it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This tree is 2,200 years old! It is a massive tree that pictures just can't capture. You have to experience it for yourself. It is 275 feet tall and 103 feet around! The hike down is not too strenuous, just take your time going back up and you'll be fine! Well worth it

Visited September 2013
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Concord, CA
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“A must do. See the world's largest tree.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Park at the top in the area of Sherman's Tree, hike down the trail and at the bottom you will find the General Sherman's Tree. If you don't want to hike back up the trail you came, you can take one of the trams back up to the top.

Visited August 2013
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Tucson
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“I got to touch a 2000 year-old living species!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The forest is beautiful and very peaceful. There is no way to be disappointed with what you see here. There were many more trees than I expected, both sequoia and others. But truly, the highlight for me was to touch a giant species that had been on this earth for more than 2000 years. How magical and humbling! (I only touched the ones that were allowed.)

Visited August 2013
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Los Angeles
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19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“More Americans needs to see this world wonder!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We live in LA and many people have NEVER driven the 4.5 hours to see these giant trees! We have boys 10 and 12 and they LOVED it. Drive up early in the AM and take half a day to walk through these giants trees. The images will stay with you forever! Most of the people we saw here were Europeans......come on America...come and see our natural wonders!

Visited August 2013
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