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“Worth a Stop” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Stump Basin

Big Stump Basin
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching
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Winchester, Virginia
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382 reviews 382 reviews
271 attraction reviews
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241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
“Worth a Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Go see these stumps! A short loop hike that is very easy and very impressive. Get up close and on one of the stumps. Quiet, less crowded and a nice break from the crowds.

Visited July 2013
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Edwards, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Go see this stump”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I thought that seeing a stump was dumb, I was wrong. This is completely worth the short hike. You can stand on top of the stump of the cross section of Sequoia Tree that is in 2 museums. One in London and one somewhere in the US. (I cannot remember where). You can stand up on a 40 foot diameter stump, it is amazing.

Visited May 2013
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Minnesota
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“Impressive stumps...!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My wife had spotted a picture of a stump with a ladder and hoped to see it. It is actually the "Mark Twain Stump" and it is easily accessed from the pullout just past the entry station near Grant Grove. Most other spots in the park don't invite you to get so 'up close and personal' with the trees, so check this one out!

Visited March 2013
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Ridgecrest, California
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“Big Stump Basin, Sequoia NP”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

stumps of huge Sequoias cut 100 years ago; now part of Sequoia National Park - to stop the logging of the giants. The wood is not valuable like Redwood is - it shatters. Pretty place, young sequoias growing nicely.

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Calgary, Canada
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“Leave the Parking Lot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Watching people pull up, get out of their cars, use the washroom and then take a photo of the smallish (they think its big) stump by the bathrooms almost makes you weep. If you have driven all that way take 30 minutes and take the trail to the Mark Twain stump. Its a great walk and the site of all the stumps along the way, trees sacrifice for very little gain (they shattered when they fell) is a sobering lesson. Your kids might want to jump back into the car to watch The Lorax on their iPad. Show them the real thing.

Visited October 2012
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