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Hike to the General Sherman Tree, the largest Giant Sequoia Tree on the planet! In fact, General Sherman is actually the largest living organism on Earth in terms of its cubic volume. It's one of the most famous Sequoia National Park hiking trails. The trail is a 1-mile round trip and gains 160 feet on the way up. Because General Sherman is located at 7,000 feet in elevation you'll feel the altitude on your hike up! There is also a handicap-accessible parking area close to the base of the tree so all visitors can enjoy it.

nicolejordan 8 months ago

General Sherman is the largest tree in the world by volume. At 275 feet tall and a diameter of 36 feet at its base, this giant sequoia is thought to be around 2,200 years old. This tree is so beloved, that when the recent wildfires swept through Sequoia National Park, Cal Fire leapt into action, wrapping this national treasure in protective blankets until the fire was contained.

chiefseeker 8 months ago

As the largest tree in the world in terms of volume, General Sherman stands 275 feet tall, is over 36 feet in diameter at its base, and is estimated to be over 2.5 million pounds.

nicolejordan 8 months ago

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  • Where is General Sherman Tree?

    As the largest tree in the world in terms of volume, General Sherman stands 275 feet tall, is over 36 feet in diameter at its base, and is estimated to be over 2.5 million pounds. This famous sequoia has been thriving for an estimated 3200 years in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and […]

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