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“beautiful sight”

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.
Colton, California
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“beautiful sight”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

this tree is an awesome sight
BEAUTIFUL !!!!
i am glad that it is fenced - people should stay away from touching and stumping its ground to prevent destruction of this legacy. Not everyone is respectful to some of our natural habitat - due to pure ignorance or stupidity.
A little education can be had in the Visitor's Center

Visited June 2014
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Lakeport, California
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“It's a tree!”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

The tree is awesome, but they built a road to it, fenced it off and put up a bunch of signs that say don't climb on the fence. You can't take any pictures because there are always people climbing on the fence! You can actually get to the tree in a wheel chair, so I guess thats important to some folks. I guess I am being harsh. The park is awesome, there are tons of big fat trees. My advice: Get off the paved path and explore. That's what you came for isn't it?

Visited May 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“Largest Living Tree”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is THE REASON to visit Sequoia National Park!! It is certainly humbling to be in the presence of the largest living tree in the world!
We were here slightly over two hours and it wasn't crowded on a weekday morning. Be prepared to "wait-in-line" for your turn to snap your pics at the tree base where there is also a strategically located sign.
The entire area has been well developed and user-friendly for massive crowds. The non-handicapped parking at the trailhead to General Sherman also has restrooms. In the area of General Sherman, restrooms are adjacent to the handicap parking lot. The trail is paved with benches along the trail. The "hike" back to the non-handicapped parking is a bit strenuous due to the elevation level, so we had to slow down our normal walking pace
Don't miss the impressive pavers (on the trail above the tree) symbolizing the tree's "footprint" and the fallen sequoia that you can walk through (great photo opportunity also).

Visited May 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“You just have to see it!”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a landmark! This is why you visit Sequoia National Park. I appreciate the fact that it is wheelchair accessible with disabled parking. Regular parking is located away from the tree (just follow the signs) and you can either hike a half mile down hill or take the free shuttle. Hiking back up to the parking lot is a workout and I saw people struggling. Or can just opt for the free shuttle again.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“The Symbol of the Park”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

General Sherman is the notorious tree of the place within hundreds of huge sequoias. The infraestructure is quite impressive as well with 2 differents stops and 3 parking sites to choose from. The trail either start on the base of the Sherman tree (disability parking only or bus shuttle) or at the top site where the general parking is located.

The trail is very nice and has a medium low difficulty to walk it both ways and you can enjoy the nature and the rest of the trees around the full trail. Remember not to leave any food in the cars as you can attract bears and take some water cause you might get tired on the way uphill.

The place is well maintain and you will get really nice pictures from the General and the rest of the Sequoias!!

Visited May 2014
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