Sequoia National Park, California: General Grant - World's 3rd Largest TreeNot quite as big as the General Sherman or the President tree, but this giant sequoia -- 268 feet tall -- is much closer to the road and easier to photograph. If you value convenience, this is the Largest Tree for you.
- General Grant Tree Rd, Sequoia National Park, CA
- At the northwestern edge of Sequoia National Park. Follow Hwy 180 north from the intersection of Hwy 198/Generals Hwy for 1.5 miles, then turn left and drive for a half-mile, then turn right onto General Grant Tree Rd.
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Visitor Tips and News About General Grant - World's 3rd Largest Tree
General Grant - World's 3rd Largest Tree
The General Grant is the tallest tree in this grove and is located in Kings Canyon. As you go up the path, you'll find an informational plaque on the left. Look up and you will see it through the trees. Continue along the path, bearing left, and you can't miss it.[Meg Zorn, 07/14/2014]
The giant sequoia is about 267 ft. tall, almost 29 ft. in diameter at the base. It was named after the Civil War for Union Army general Ulysses S. Grant, and believed to be the world's largest tree until better measurements nudged a couple of contender trees up.