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“Easy 1/3 mile walk up and around the General Grant Grove” 5 of 5 stars
Review of General Grant Tree Trail

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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Concord, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Easy 1/3 mile walk up and around the General Grant Grove”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

There are a few cool things to see here. One is the Fallen Monarch, a fallen Sequoia that you can walk through and read about. There's also a very old cabin that was built in the grove. The prime feature is the General Grant Giant Sequoia tree, that is now the 2nd largest tree in the world. Close drive to the Grant Grove village, it's about a mile to walk to/from Grant Grove village.

Visited August 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
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“The largest tree in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Take the shuttle from the Giant museum center. This is a very easy walk and worth your time to see. We spent an jour just enjoying the view and the area.

Visited August 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Lots of visitors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Lots of visitors to most famous tree. Enjoyed seeing the tree, but overall, park was amazing, and I would love to visit again.

Visited August 2013
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“Short touristy trail but worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is not really a trail, it is more a roundabout - all focussed around the big General Grant tree - definitely worth it to get a good feel of the enormity of the sequoia trees - many interesting facts to learn, and also some fallen trees to explore. All in all great to do with kids, but I would recommend to then do a proper trail in the park - more peace and quiet and more sequoias, but then without the crowds.

Visited July 2013
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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“If you make just one stop to get the whole sequoia experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

If you want a couple hour stop to get an entire giant sequoia experience, then take in the General Grant Tree trail at Kings Canyon. You get 250 foot tall trees, one of the signature monoliths in General Grant, a large grove of dozens (hundreds?) of sequoias. The trail was flat, the free ranger-guided tour was informative, and the trees were awesome.

We arrived early, before crowds got heavy. The ranger-led tour times are listed at the informational bldg. We didn't stay with the ranger for the entire trail, but what we did stay for was interesting.

An added bonus is that the General Grant Tree trail is just past the entrance if you come in Hwy 180 from Fresno. After having risen 6000 feet in elevation along the side of the mountains to get here from the central valley, you'll be glad for the flat walk.

Visited July 2013
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