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General Sherman Tree Review

The 274.9-foot-tall General Sherman is one of the world's tallest and oldest sequoias, and it ranks No. 1 in volume, adding the equivalent of a 60-foot-tall tree every year to its approximately 52,500 cubic feet of mass. The tree doesn't grow taller, though—it's dead at the top. A short, wheelchair-accessible trail leads to the tree from Generals Highway, but the main trail (½ mile) winds down from a parking lot off Wolverton Road. The walk back up the main trail is steep, but benches along the way provide rest for the short of breath.

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  • Address: Main trail Wolverton Rd. off Generals Hwy. (Rte. 198), Sequoia National Park, CA 93262 | Map It
  • Location: Sequoia National Park
Updated: 10-22-2013

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