Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#1 of 24 in Parks in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Must see · Forest · Nature / Park
Home to General Sherman, the largest tree (and living thing) in the world, Giant Forest, contains 12 of the top 40 giant sequoias. You'll feel like an ant as you walk along the 3.2 km (2 mi) Congress Trail; the sheer enormity of the trees towering above gives this area its name. Other noteworthy trees found here include: General Grant, the second largest sequoia tree in the world (estimated to be over 3,000 years old), and the equally impressive President Tree. Watch for wildlife ranging from squirrels to deer to black bears. Make sure to visit the museum where you'll learn how tree bark up to 0.5 m (18 in) thick protects these colossal creatures from fire. PutGiant Forest into our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Magical. To walk among the giants and stop to take in the beauty of this place is a true pleasure. I can't imagine what it would have been like to be the first people to come upon these trees and...  more »
  • I love big, old trees. This area of the park was incredible to explore. How were the tees able to survive for so long amazes me. And they're huge.  more »
  • Many, many trails to hike throughout this area.
  • Beautiful place on Earth. Thank you for the experience!
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