General Grant Tree Trail
General Grant Tree Trail
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Sjors H
Gouda, The Netherlands109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
There are several tours to walk here. You can follow the signs of dwell around. The idea is that the further you get away from the cultivated paths, the lesser people you have on your pictures. Of course these biggest trees are nice, but they are so popular that some of them have fences around them. When you walk further away from the parking lot, you will be able to wander around in the woods, between the giant trees or sit and watch for a few minutes without being disturbed. Personally I liked the few small groups of Sequoia's more, than the biggest ones. Even the 'small' ones can be very impressive.
Written August 19, 2020
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cornwall15
Durham, NC200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
You have to walk a substantial distance to get around Grant Grove and see the General Grant tree, but its very worth it. Several other interesting sights are on this trail. Like the General Sherman tree you can't get very close to the tree or touch it for its own protection.
Written September 28, 2021
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Carol H
Chino Hills, CA228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Never made it to General Grant, I foolishly decided to take a look inside the Fallen Monarch. On the root side of the tree, there are some steps down- they are uneven and unsafe -just wanted to warn fellow travelers. The light was not in my favor at 3pm and I was worried about hitting my head going down the steps. I should have been more worried about where I was planting my feet because I ended up with a broken fibula after hitting the super low next step.
I will go back to see General Grant, but will definitely stay out of the Fallen Monarch.
I don't want it to happen to anyone else so wanted to put the warning out.
Written July 31, 2020
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN6,294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This short loop trail provides you with a great view of the General Grant Grove. There are a number of massive trees as well as the General Grant Tree. The General Grant Tree is the largest in the world in circumference at the base of the tree. This trail also includes a downed sequoia that you can walk into at root level and exit at the other end of the tree...it gives one a sense of just how massive these trees are from top to bottom.
Written June 14, 2022
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lizakq
Naguabo1,615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
General grant tree is beautiful and impressive. Plenty of parking, to see the tree is a short hike but there is so much more to explore. We got to walk inside a Sequoia tree...that was a highlight. We spend a few hours here and even though there was many other visitors it never felt crowded.This is a must if visiting Kings Canyon.
Written November 9, 2023
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Lady Gigglemug
Monrovia, CA4,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Business
1/3 mile, paved trail. The General Grant tree is the 3rd largest tree in the world and the widest (trunk is 40 ft across)!

What we loved about the trail is it really lets you get up close and personal with the sequoias! So you get a true sense of just how astonishing these giants are! You even get to walk through a fallen one from end to end! The trail is slightly hilly, but we didn’t find it to be strenuous. It was one of the most crowded trails we did. There’s an unpaved trail branching off of the paved main trail that added some fun and let you really get a close look at the giant trees!

The trail was very easy to find (lots of signage) and had ample parking. There are bathrooms at the entrance but they were probably some of the dirtiest bathrooms I’ve ever been in unfortunately. That was the only negative.
Written June 21, 2020
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Reisende_Sun
Las Vegas, NV58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This trail takes you to a number of fabulous sequoias. It's am easy walk and you get to see The Grant Tree, which is truly amazing! You have to see it in person to really appreciate its size. Although there was a line of people to take a picture with it, it was all very orderly and friendly. A lovely experience.
Written July 23, 2021
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SeniorTravelerTF
Fort Atkinson1,192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Maybe with the exception of the Big Trees Trail, the best way to see the sequoias. A wide, paved path in a loop around the namesake tree and others that are well marked with interpretive signs. If you only have time for a day this would be on the list.
Large parking lots just off the main park road. An easy trail from Grant Grove if you are staying there. Another benefit is that rangers tend to hang out here, so you can get additional information when it may be hard to find them elsewhere in the park. Since it is a short trail and not physically challenging it is also good for kids and mobility limited.
Written September 6, 2021
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RANDY A
Norcross, GA396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Very Impressive. Amazing to see these trees. One one side is a limb that fell that was huge and they have not moved it, so you can get an idea of the size of the other limbs hanging above you. We spent some time climbing the nearby rocks as well. Weather was good so we did not need the chains on this day.
Written December 25, 2020
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,073 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The General Grant Tree Trail is an easy .5 mile loop trail around the General Grant sequoia tree at the Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park. This is the second largest tree in the world by volume only surpassed by the General Sherman tree in the Giant Forest further south in Sequoia National Park.

This trail is easy and takes in numerous giant sequoias. It also includes by the interesting Fallen Monarch, the Gamlin Cabin as well as a few short splinter trails that pass by other large sequoias named after various U.S. States.

There is a sizeable carpark that includes a toilet at the General Grant Trailhead which is around 1 mile south of the Kings Canyon Visitor Centre. You can purchase a trail map ($1.50 self-pay) at the trailhead. The brochure includes a handful of stops with information about each. We found this a helpful guide for learning about various trees and sights within the grove.
Written May 12, 2019
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