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“Amazing sight to see!”

General Grant Tree Trail
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Baskin, LA
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing sight to see!”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

The giant sequoias make you feel like you've stepped into another time...and ancient time. There is no way to explain completely what it feels like to stand before something so incredible. Awe would not be complete enough. The trails were easy and benches for resting if needed or just to sit and admire the view. Seeing the General Grant Tree was so worth making a point to see.

Visited April 2013
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Manila
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“One of nature's wonders”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We had been to Mariposa Grove years before and enjoyed it immensely. This time, we wanted to see the General Grant tree and other giant sequoias in the Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon NP.

We were pleasantly surprised that there were only a few cars when we reached the parking lot before 11am. Very different compared to Mariposa Grove at Yosemite NP where parking was a headache. The trail loop was paved, easy to walk, and was less than half a mile in length. Even those who are not really fit would have no problem on this trail.

We went inside the huge and long trunk of the Fallen Monarch, a sequoia tree that fell a long time ago. Sadly, we saw quite a number of graffiti inside the cavernous trunk. Near the Fallen Monarch was the impressive General Lee tree. After taking lots of pictures, we followed the trail to see the most famous tree in this trail, General Grant, the nation's Christmas Tree. Taking a photo of this giant tree was a challenge because of its size. A wooden fence surrounded the tree for its protection so nobody could get close to it. This impressive creation of nature sure made us feel insignificant in the grand scheme of things and at the same time left us in awe. Such beauty should be preserved forever and be enjoyed by those who will come after us.

Visited April 2013
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San Diego, CA
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Sequoia Park/Kings Canyon”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a great park for hiking and enjoying the scenery. My favorite hike is Muir Grove...I feel so at peace among all these giant trees and the views are fantastic.

Visited April 2013
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Fullerton, California
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729 reviews
295 attraction reviews
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“Nice easy trail to see some giants”
Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

This was a nice easy trail to see the General Grant Tree, which is also known as the National Christmas Tree. Take the small trail up to the burnt area as you can get closer pics of the tree. Also don't miss the hollowed tree trail that takes you thru the inside of an old sequoia which is on this same trail.

Visited May 2013
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France
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“one of the most incredible”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Good access to see this old tree but you need to walk at least 15 minutes to be nearby ; very impressive and you can t avoid such monument of nature

Visited July 2012
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