Sequoia National Park, California: General Sherman: World's Largest (not Tallest) Tree

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Address:
Generals Hwy, Sequoia National Park, CA
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The parking area is on the east side of Generals Hwy, 18.5 miles north of the south gate to the Park.
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General Sherman: World's Largest (not Tallest) Tree
"The Largest Living Thing on Earth" contains over 52,500 cubic feet of potential lumber. There are redwood trees that are taller than this giant sequoia, but not as bulky. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/10/2012]

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General Sherman Tree.

General Sherman: World's Largest (not Tallest) Tree

The General Sherman Tree one is underrated on here. How often will you come across the largest tree on the planet? This should be top-rated.

[Jason S, 02/18/2017]

General Sherman.

General Sherman: World's Largest (not Tallest) Tree

The size of this tree is truly remarkable and humbling. The beauty of the Sequoia National Park is just breathtaking and perhaps the most enchanting place I have ever been.

To get to General Sherman there is a shuttle or you can opt to walk. I suggest walking down, then taking the shuttle back, especially if you plan on climbing to the top of Moro Rock (absolutely stunning view -- it's heaven on earth). As we were walking down, we saw bear cubs in a tree! There are other things around the Sherman too, like a sequoia you can walk through.

If spending the day at the park, I recommend bringing water, protein bars and hand sanitizer. There aren't many places to get food or water. The soap in the bathrooms are a powder and sometimes the bathrooms were closed.

[Mallory Billings, 04/10/2015]

Sequoia redwood tree.

General Sherman: World's Largest (not Tallest) Tree

End your visit with a walk through a giant Sequoia. If you park at the top and walk down, don't worry: you can catch a tram ride back up to the top of the hill.

[Kathy Morlan, 07/10/2012]

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