General Sherman Tree Trail

EASY 37 reviews
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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.

0.8 miles 173 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

Fun easy walk on a paved trail to see the largest tree in the world!

24 days ago

There are stairs so not really suitable for strollers. GREAT paved walk

24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

How can anyone say no to walking beneath these behemoths?

hiking
1 month ago

Easy short walk on Pavement to see a giant tree. Worth it

1 month ago

Very easy and short hike on pavement.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

nature trips
3 months ago

Unforgettable. Must go.

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

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

6 months ago

Easy walk and now I can say I saw the biggest tree in the world

6 months ago

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...

hiking
6 months ago

Very crowded in summer; was there July, 1988. Big trees!

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months 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

8 months ago