General Sherman Tree Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, CA that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.
Fun easy walk on a paved trail to see the largest tree in the world!
Easy short walk on Pavement to see a giant tree. Worth it
Very easy and short hike on pavement.
The hike down is easy, the hike back up a little challenging but there are plenty of benches and rest stops along the way so you can enjoy the largest tree on earth.
Lovely trees! The sign for elevation gain was around 250 feet- so consider your level of fitness. Beautiful walk, though crowded which was to be expected.
Unforgettable. Must go.
If you want a hike in the woods this is NOT it, (Go to Grant's Grove) If you want a walk in the park, then this is a must do, Easy (yes) Crowded (yes)... But how often do you get to see the "biggest" of something
Pretty much the only way to see the worlds largest tree. :) Good to work for it a little. Also has some good options for extending the hike.
Fairly easy walk. Paced trail, less than a mile. Some slightly steep parts, but nothing at all strenuous. Definitely a vacationers stroll. Good for families and kids
Easy walk and now I can say I saw the biggest tree in the world
I am not a fan of all-asphalt trails. I understand it but that's my only problem with this trail. Moderate at most for difficulty. If you're worried at all, get dropped off at the bottom at the handicap turn out... Very easy from there...
Very crowded in summer; was there July, 1988. Big trees!
Worth the hike to see very crowded trail in summer months. Down hill all the way to the tree but well maintained the whole trail is paved. Very beautiful to see how massive the tree is great family hike. We went in the month of August three years ago.
Easy peasy hike through the forest. Although there was snow, there was not too much on the actual trail. I'd suggest completing the congress trail to make this hike longer. This was my first time in SNP and seeing the General Shermann Tree, which was great! We went during a weekday in the middle of December so there was not many people not the trail. A must see if you're in SNP.
Visited December 2015
Nice trees. Very short and easy trail. Go during off times for the best experience. Expect lots of crowds. The size of the trees here doesn't seem that big due to railings and fences. Better to take a more secluded trail to see the Giant Sequoias.
Cool trees, very short. Very crowded. Sherman wasnt particularly better than any of the other sequoias. Just did it mostly for the bragging rights of saying we saw the largest tree in the world.