General Sherman Tree, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

General Sherman Tree--a giant sequoia that is 83.8 m (275 ft) tall and about 2,500 years old--is the crown jewel of the Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest. By volume, it is the largest tree in the world and ranks among the biggest on the planet in both height and diameter. The trail leading from the parking lot to the tree is paved, and even though it has steep sections, it's not a difficult hike. Because the tree is a major attraction, you might have to wait for your turn to take a picture next to it. Using our world travel planner, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions like General Sherman Tree can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • So I don't have the words. A short trail to General Sherman. I have seen many photos beforehand but I find it impressive to see these trees or this tree live and to stand in front of them. Only then do you perceive this greatness. I can't help but be amazed. I can only recommend it to everyone. Go this trail and you can't get out of amazement.
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  • While it is the widest in the world and more than 1,600 years old, the best is the whole forest that surrounds it with so many other trees that are in the middle of the eye as huge as the Sherman.
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