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Giant Forest

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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Just going through what I would call the gates of the Giant Forest (Three large Sequoia's that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jeffrey w
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Omaha, Nebraska
Breathtaking

Stand in awe of the trees, rivers and canyons --which are all spectacular. Visit a meadow and a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kay G
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Laurel, Maryland
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A forest with ancient sequoia trees.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“general sherman” (87 reviews)
“big trees” (59 reviews)
“amazing trees” (39 reviews)
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Reviewed yesterday

Just going through what I would call the gates of the Giant Forest (Three large Sequoia's that split the road) gives you a view of what you are about to witness. The Giant Forest is great even from the road because you immediately start looking...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stand in awe of the trees, rivers and canyons --which are all spectacular. Visit a meadow and a water fall. Perhaps see a bear and a few mule deer. This is such a special place!

Thank Kay G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pictures do not do justice to the majesty of the giant forest! The drive into Sequoia National park was very scenic. We took the short hike through the giant forest down to the General Sherman tree. It was quite a bit crowded and would have...More

1  Thank knsate
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Giant Forest has over 2100 Sequoia trees that measure over 10 foot diameter. The Big Tree Trail around Round Meadow is an easy hike to view these Giant Sequoias. The Congress Trail is also another great hike to view these behemoths. The best way to...More

1  Thank William S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We've been here several times and always come before the crowds, they are beautiful, but make sure to do some of the others trails, especially the meadows. Use the shuttle, to avoid the crowded roads.

Thank 04Beau99
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were not sure what to expect during our visit. We quickly discovered that all of the staff, both at our hotel and in the park, were all wonderful. Although we are both seventy, we found plenty of things to do without...More

Thank Ken T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see. These trees are amazingly big and beautiful. It was very interesting learning about them.

Thank Terra C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must see. Pictures don't do justice. Easy hikes and they also offer a shuttle service.

Thank MarFer15
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ohhh Sequoia…! So much trouble to go but it was so much worth it! We originally stayed in Exeter overnight to go to Sequoia the following day by the Highway 198 then leave with 180 and stay in Fresno. We finally realized that with the...More

1  Thank Aurelie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to at least 8 national parks, all of which I highly recommend, but this place is special - very special - and is my favorite. Visiting here is like returning to a lost time. The trees are unimaginably big, and the forest itself...More

3  Thank VooDooSpiders
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inharmony
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Pricekat | Reviewed this property |
I just visited today (June 8.) There were plenty of people... but i wouldn’t say “crowded.” The weather was wonderful. Low 70s... perfect!
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dreece721
January 1, 2018|
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Response from chuckm22 | Reviewed this property |
The trees are at 7,500 elevation. You will most likely have snow that time of year. We were just there in September 2017 and the weather and viewing were GREAT. Be sure to hike the Congress Trail. It starts and ends at the... More
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drbruno
September 26, 2017|
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Response from Norma B | Reviewed this property |
Kings Canyon National Park is where we stayed in Azalea Campground. General Grant and General Sherman the largest tree are an hour drive apart . There is another area in Sequoia Forest where Giant 100 Trailhead is a must... More
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