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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Sights

General Grant Tree

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Updated 10/22/2013

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President Coolidge proclaimed this to be "the nation's Christmas tree," and 30 years later President Eisenhower designated it as a living shrine to all Americans who have died in wars. Bigger at its base than the General Sherman Tree, it tapers more quickly. It's estimated to be the world's third-largest sequoia by volume. A spur trail winds behind the tree, where scars from a long-ago fire remain visible.

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Trailhead 1 mile north of Grant Grove Visitor Center, Kings Canyon National Park, California, 93633, United States

Updated 10/22/2013

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