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General Sherman Tree

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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Very touristic

The tree itself is amazing, however this is an extremely touristic area of Sequoia and is very easy... read more

Reviewed today
Katadventure
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A complete marvel... a must see

We were only spending a day in Sequoia National Park and of course we came to see the natural... read more

Reviewed yesterday
travellerm68
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An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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+1 559-565-3341
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"handicapped parking"
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"largest living thing"
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"sherman tree"
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"the congress"
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"half mile"
in 25 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 42 reviews
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"shuttle bus"
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"short walk"
in 33 reviews
"parking area"
in 36 reviews
"take your time"
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"bucket list"
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"paved path"
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"an easy walk"
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"giant sequoias"
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Reviewed today via mobile

The tree itself is amazing, however this is an extremely touristic area of Sequoia and is very easy to become annoyed with over crowdedness. The walk down is easy and there is a shuttle to ride back to the top if you’re not feeling the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We were only spending a day in Sequoia National Park and of course we came to see the natural wonders in the forest. The General Sherman Tree is one of many in the Giant forest, all are a wonder but the General Sherman is just...More

Thank travellerm68
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I guess I had high expectations going to Sequoia to see the trees and the largest tree by volume but, for me I was underwhelmed by the General Sherman tree. I was expecting something larger that what I saw. I guess I had to high...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a phenomenal tree to view, large and stately. The best time to view is early or late because of the huge crowds. The general parking area is one half mile above the tree with a paved walkway down with many steps. It is...More

Thank William S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We parked in the lot at the top of the trail and walked down to the area of this tree as well as others in this area. It is a paved path easy to follow. If you do not want to hike back up the...More

Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are not enough superlatives to describe this TREE! This is one of the "must see" places in the park.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As this was the end of our hike coming from Meadows Loop and Moro Rock, it was already crowded at Sherman. Nevertheless, impressive tree 🌲 it remains. But there are many more big ones to spot along the hiking trails, better find those

Thank Ivo L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this tree is the largest in the world because of its volume. It is hard to believe that it is more than 2,000 years old. Both its diameter and height are amazing. A highlight of our trip.

Thank Ken T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest tree on earth... It is a must see! Very well taken care of and a great picture opportunity!

Thank MarFer15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. It's unbelievable how a tree can grow to such a size. Easily viewed by those with wheelchairs. Certainly one for your bucket list.

Thank DavrenPreston
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Clare D
19 May 2018|
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Response from Shreyansh182 | Reviewed this property |
You guys would be fine. There will be some snow and dressing up warmly is advised. From the general parking area it’s about 2 miles roundtrip. Make sure you reach Sherman before 5 pm atmost. Starts getting a bit dark later... More
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lilianaoyuela25
15 March 2018|
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Response from Bala K | Reviewed this property |
The weather should be good in August. Since you are planning to be with the Toddler, you may like to take a break in "Three Rivers" before climbing the mountain. Three Rivers has one or two decent budget hotels for stay.
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nleos96
5 January 2018|
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Response from layasmine | Reviewed this property |
nope sorry. and if that is bothering u .... then get ready coz the park it self is soooooo big . a hell of a drive inside . but worth it
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