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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  • If you are going into the park go to see this tree. It is amazing and worth the short trip off road to see it.  more »
  • The General Sherman Tree is the largest tree in the world by volume! A must-see. It is definitely a tourist attraction so expect a crowd but if you are after more solitude, access to the Congress...  more »
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