Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Sights

General Sherman Tree

  • Local Interest–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Sequoia National Park, California, 93262, USA

Sight Details:

  • Shuttle: Giant Forest or Wolverton–Sherman Tree

Published 07/06/2016


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