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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: 5595653341
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An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years...

An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.

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Maybe the top attraction in the park?

One used to be able to drive a car to within 150 feet of this tree, no longer. The close by parking is handicapped only, yet people still try to park here about every 5 minutes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
traveltheworld012
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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522 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One used to be able to drive a car to within 150 feet of this tree, no longer. The close by parking is handicapped only, yet people still try to park here about every 5 minutes and a ranger is on duty all the time to shoo them away. The new parking lot is about 3/4 mile away along a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a relatively easy trail through the Sequoia Grove that includes this famous tree. The size is truly awe inspiring

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Thank John W
Lake Mary, Florida
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56 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tree is massive. Bring your panoramic camera to get the entire tree in your photo. They have a nice pathway leading to the tree with beautiful views. The elevation is high so take breaks if needed!

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Thank Natalie B
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderfull tree, but in this artificial, over-touristic environment this natural wonder becomes somewhat artificial. The whole bears more resemblance to a attraction park than to a natural forest. Nevertheless: this whole area contains so many large trees, it is worth hiking around.

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Thank Radboud K
Buena Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a tree worth seeing. The area is full of giant Sequoias and is a short shuttle ride from Lodge Pole camp.

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Thank 137rick
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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful, of course. We went in July, a few days after the fourth, so we knew it would be crowded. And it was. The park seems to be doing the best they can to cope with crowds, and I think the employees do an amazing job. The infrastructure is aging and the parks don't get the funding they need, so... More 

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Thank Charlotte S
Blackpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We're quite fit but it is a steep walk down and quite a hike back to the top. There is a disabled access much nearer with it's own car park. Very busy but worth the walk.

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Ballerup, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Giant Forest, you should of course pay the general a visit. Just follow the track down to this giant tree. There will be a lot of tourists when you get there, but don't forget: you're a tourist too...

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Thank valdans
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a paved hike to General Sherman Tree. The road to the tree goes downhill and is steep at soms points.. Take your time to climb back up. There are enough resting points: use them! The tree itself is WOW! Certainly worth the the climb back up... Unfortunately there are a lot of tourists and if you want to take... More 

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Killingly, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to the road....shuttle brings you down to the tree...or you take a short hike there. It's worth the visit to see this massive tree.

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