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“incredible nature” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of General Sherman Tree

General Sherman Tree
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Owner description: An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
ploiesti
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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“incredible nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

If you go from San Francisco to LA, you can enter into the park on one entrance, passing through Visalia, visit the park and go further to LA through Bakersfield. Sequoias are amazing, incredible and make you to feel so small and insignificant. For entrance into the park it is required to pay 20$ for each private car for 7 days, withouts limits for passings. General Sherman is the bigest tree in the world taking into consideration its volume. It is not allowed to touch it but is fabulous to see.

Visited October 2012
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Ridgecrest, California
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“General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

The largest tree in the world, by volume. It's 39 ft. in diameter and over 200+ feet tall. You can't touch it anymore, but a nice trail leads to the tree and you can walk around the giant to get an idea of its size.

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SF Bay Area
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“Great little walk to see a fabulous giant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

But if you are going in winter, as we just did, bring a set of traction devices like STABILicers, Yaktrax and the like - a good investment! Snowshoes are overkill for the short walk to the tree - though a FABULOUS choice for continuing further to the Congress Grove and beyond!

Visited January 2013
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France
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“tree hugging fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

this was an incredible place. It was covered in snow when we went and we had to hire chains before entering the national park. Luckily we had a 4x4 so we didn't have to use them but you still need to carry them. You can rent them in three rivers for $40. A must!! we stayed up at wukasachi lodge for the night and waking up to snow outside was incredible...coming from an Australian that has only seen snow a few times. Nice easy walk on the general Sherman trail. Would have helped if we had snow shoes/boots.

Visited January 2013
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Cockfield, United Kingdom
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“Very impressive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

What a monster. If you are in Sequoia then you must see general sherman. It is a massive tree. Nothing else to say really!

Visited December 2012
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