Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Home to General Sherman, the largest tree (and living thing) in the world, Giant Forest, contains 12 of the top 40 giant sequoias. You'll feel like an ant as you walk along the 3.2 km (2 mi) Congress Trail; the sheer enormity of the trees towering above gives this area its name. Other noteworthy trees found here include: General Grant, the second largest sequoia tree in the world (estimated to be over 3,000 years old), and the equally impressive President Tree. Watch for wildlife ranging from squirrels to deer to black bears. Make sure to visit the museum where you'll learn how tree bark up to 0.5 m (18 in) thick protects these colossal creatures from fire. Put Giant Forest into our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • To fathom that these trees have been around when Jesus walked the earth and before him in Roman times blows my mind. They are so incredibly impressive and beautiful- o am in awe and deep gratitude to ...  more »
  • Giant Forest, beautiful place to visit, many places to stop and take trail, definitely recommend, must see, worth to go there  more »
  • During our trip we had to choose ... or lock in some Los Angeles amusement park or visit the Sequoia park to 4 hour drive. Without any doubt we left for Sequoia!! Although it was a little distant the mileage to visit was worth it to get them all. Amazing venue. Many say ... Oh well daiii, are plants that will ever be! But it is a beautiful park. The giant sequoias bother her much are huge, then when you get in front of the General Sherman you feel so small and remains to head up from start to finish. SHOW!! GO THERE
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  • This is the most spectacularly beautiful forests on earth. Photos and videos do not do it justice. This is one of the few places you can visit where Giant Sequoias dominate the forest. Giant sequoias exist in other parts of the park and the Sierras, but you usually only get fleeting glimpses of them through the pine and fir trees. A rare red trunk sticking out in a group of brown and gray ones. Here, they are the main event. Seeing how rare and sparse these trees are in the rest of the Sierras makes you realize how special this place really is.
  • Breathtaking views! Really worth visiting
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