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General Sherman Tree

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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The largest tree in the WORLD!

Need I say more? Get out there and witness the largest tree in the world with your own eyes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guadalajara, Mexico
via mobile
Impressive tree

If you're in the park and pass the parking of the path to the General Sherman tree. Stop, walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kapellen, Belgium
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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
+1 559-565-3341
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Need I say more? Get out there and witness the largest tree in the world with your own eyes!!! Truly a remarkable landmark

Thank Alex_HR16
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in the park and pass the parking of the path to the General Sherman tree. Stop, walk, watch and enjoy. You'll be impressed.

Thank AnkeDS
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love coming up to this area. The sequoias are so incredible and I love that they are immortal! They live for thousands of years and die by falling down. I am so in awe of these beautiful trees.

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see the largest trees in the world, you’ve come to the right place. There are paths down to the General Sherman with lots of other Sequoias along the way. Visitors seemed to be very good about letting everyone take pictures of...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have been there a long long time and driving from Las Vegas for 8 hours to see a tree seemed like a long time ! But it’s worth it , after a night in a hotel in three rivers it is a short drive...More

Thank Adrian001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool looking tree, doesn't look much bigger than many others, but has plenty of character, the top part is dead and it makes him look wiser than the others. The path from the car park is paved the whole way I can't remember how...More

Thank Keegan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sherman Three is an enormous old Sequoia tree located in the midst of an amazing grove of Sequoia Trees. There is a wheelchair accessible path through the Grove, although it is on a hill. This tree is well worth the short walk from the...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

eneral Sherman Tree – Sequoia National Park is in my opinion, one of the most beautiful places on the planet - and I'm saying this after we had been to Yosemite National Park. With only part of a day to explore, we decided to visit...More

Thank Suzie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the largest living tree and is a good sight to see. As mentioned by others, the hike down the paved trail is easygoing, walking back up is a workout. There are other trails that venture off from here, such as the Congress Trail...More

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anyone can intellectually understand the concept of a giant tree, but I did not appreciate the emotional impact that seeing these trees would create. As you drive or walk through the forest and encounter a sequoia towering over and dwarfing the other trees it has...More

Thank gypsyuno
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19 September 2017|
Response from Sheryl B | Reviewed this property |
I can't comment on average weather that time of year. We were there in September and it was great. The General Sherman tree is on the Congress Trail and easy to get to even with a 3 year old. In fact, other than it might... More
18 May 2017|
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Response from kara56 | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Fresno and it took us about an hour or so to get to the Sequoia National Park...but we still had maybe another hour of long, winding roads to get up to the Wuksachi Lodge where we stayed. The General Sherman was... More
Peter W
30 November 2016|
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Response from pott1432 | Reviewed this property |
And direct answer to the question of the chains, I would say yes. Use chains!