General Sherman Tree
General Sherman Tree
4.5
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An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
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  • MarcMis96
    Arab, Alabama199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See it in Person to Appreciate It
    This is a must stop for anyone visiting Sequoia National Park. Pictures of the tree just do not do it justice. The size of the tree is mind blowing. You must see it in person to truly appreciate it. It is an easy walk to the tree. There is a handicap parking lot that is closer than the regular parking lot for those with a handicap permit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • lizakq
    1,634 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pictures do no justice
    General Sherman tree is so impressive and amazingly beautiful. Trail to get there is easy; I would recommend going in the early hours of the morning so you can have the minimum people around you and that way you'll be able to take all in. There are lots of picture opportunities and other trails to hike also. Plenty of parking and restrooms at the head of the trail.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Valerie G
    North Port, Florida288 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Biggest Tree in the World
    The roads to Sequoia and Kings Canyon can be scary at times but seeing the biggest tree in the world was well worth it. We really enjoyed the hike to the tree. Lots of signs with useful information but also warnings that coming up the trail in the high elevation and thin air is way more difficult then going down the trail. We kept seeing people our age (30s) huffing and puffing coming up the trail as we were going down. I was surprised on the way back up that it was a bit difficult. Very cool to see! Remember to stay on the paths to avoid damaging these beautiful trees shallow roots.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 November 2023
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TJ T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Wow! Must see place. There is more than The General to see. Recommend spending the day there and don’t forget to visit Kings Canyon. Sights you won’t soon forget.
Written 7 June 2024
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Valerie G
North Port, FL288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The roads to Sequoia and Kings Canyon can be scary at times but seeing the biggest tree in the world was well worth it. We really enjoyed the hike to the tree. Lots of signs with useful information but also warnings that coming up the trail in the high elevation and thin air is way more difficult then going down the trail. We kept seeing people our age (30s) huffing and puffing coming up the trail as we were going down. I was surprised on the way back up that it was a bit difficult. Very cool to see! Remember to stay on the paths to avoid damaging these beautiful trees shallow roots.
Written 17 November 2023
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lizakq
Naguabo1,634 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
General Sherman tree is so impressive and amazingly beautiful. Trail to get there is easy; I would recommend going in the early hours of the morning so you can have the minimum people around you and that way you'll be able to take all in. There are lots of picture opportunities and other trails to hike also. Plenty of parking and restrooms at the head of the trail.
Written 6 November 2023
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Kiki
Minneapolis, MN82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Current fire burning in park as of September 27, 2023. Very smoky at entrance! No threat to people or animals. They say it’s good for the park/trees. At general sherman tree trail, the smoke cleared up! Clear air to hike! Sherman tree, along with other sequoias are at top of mountain! Far drive from entrance! About 1.5 hours (with stopping for construction).

Light to moderate hike. There are other trails you can continue to walk from the general sherman tree.

Cell service only in parking lot!

RESTROOMS: Yes at trailhead/parking lot.
Water fountains: Yes, at bathrooms!
Restrooms easy to find: YES!

PARKING: Plenty of parking!

Wheelchair and stroller friendly: NO. Some steps throughout. Gradual, paved, downhill trail. Round trip 1 mile. Took us 25 mins going down, about same going back to parking lot.
Benches to sit on: YES, spaced along trail.

LENGTH OF TIME spent here: 1 hour
Perfect time of day to go: anytime!
For Kids/Couples: Everyone!

Shaded throughout trail! Thank you trees!
Written 1 October 2023
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Dean S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
He's the General. What more can I say. See him. The whole of the forest is a must see. Wonder of the World.
Written 20 August 2023
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MarcMis96
Arab, AL199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This is a must stop for anyone visiting Sequoia National Park. Pictures of the tree just do not do it justice. The size of the tree is mind blowing. You must see it in person to truly appreciate it. It is an easy walk to the tree. There is a handicap parking lot that is closer than the regular parking lot for those with a handicap permit.
Written 22 July 2023
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Cindy B
Winston Salem, NC12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
My soon to be 12 year old ask to go see “big trees”….so we made a trip to Sequoia & Kings Canyon. Photos don’t do it justice. It was a bit of a downhill walk to Gen Sherman, which wasn’t bad, but it is more challenging going back uphill after seeing the tree. Part of Sequoia is still closed, south of the museum. We arrived on a Tues at the parking lot for Gen Sherman at 9:30am, and parked on the front row. By the time we left a hour or so later, the parking lot was filling up. So get there as early as you can if you’d like to beat the crowds. Later in the day we stopped by Grant Grove in Kings Canyon. While Sherman Trail was spectacular, we preferred Grant Grove. Gen Grant just seemed more impressive for some reason.
Written 1 July 2023
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Whatever you do, stop by the General Sherman Tree and witness its massive size and strength as you stand in front of it. This is a great photo opportunity for you and your other family members. There is a nice traill of similar trees to peruse, but the General stand tall.
Written 28 June 2023
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TFAtravel
Chicago, IL438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
While this is the largest tree in the world (by volume) and it does stand impressively, the area is crowded and there are "better" trees elsewhere. Yes, you should go, but if you do, park up top, walk down down down, and take the bus back to the parking lot. You will appreciate the tree more if you don't have to hike back up the 1/2 mile trail up hill.
Written 25 June 2023
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Dev Bowman
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I can only imagine what it looks like during clear days, but during a foggy day in December it is truly mystical.
Written 31 December 2022
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