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3 days ago

Grateful to those who crafted this amazing feat with stairs, bars, etc. so that generations can climb and enjoy the beautiful views! A definite must if you're in the Sequioa Forest!

Views were amazing! We went early and only ran into a few other hikers, as we finished it started to get busier and the small pull off for parking was full.

Nice, short hike. The views are awesome.

The trees are certainly something to see and if you're nearby you should definitely go. Be warned, the hike down (and back) up is pretty steep. I was thoroughly winded.

My one complaint is the tourists just aren't considerate of the natural space. Climbing all past the signs and on top of the roots. Go see it now because this is how wonderful things get ruined. If you go, don't be a jerk.

hiking
12 days ago

Decent hike...it would probably get 4 stars if we did it in early spring. We did it in late June and it was really hot...and we started around 10am. The scenery was still beautiful and worth it. A lot of trail splits with no signs on which way to go.

Lastly, it is a dog friendly trail, but I don’t recommend taking him/her in June. We pulled 14 tics off of our Labradoodle when we got home. I don’t blame the trail for that, I should have known....I’m just passing the info along.

Nice and quick hike up with some beautiful views at the top.

Awesome Tree, I mean REALLY amazing BUT I agree with many of the other reviewers, if you hike for peace and quiet, nature and a few courteous interactions with others that prefer the like, this is NOT gonna be it! Very Tourist attraction as is most "Paved" trails IMHO. Def need to see but be prepared that it's overwhelming and not likely to be relaxing!

It was a prison. I was not able to find this actual hike.

The views are just stunning. And the trail is well supported with handrails and rock walls so it’s doable even for someone like myself who’s not great with heights. I’d suggest doing it in the early evening, to avoid the worst of the crowds. We were there about 6pm on a weekday during late June and there were still lots of people on the trail, but not too many.

The earlier sections of this trail can be quite crowded, but it’s worth it to see the groves of giant sequoias! We did it in the late afternoon on a weekday in mid-Summer and there were some crowds, but the free shuttle bus between trail heads and the parking lots made it super easy to get around (if you’ve already hiked lots that morning like we had and don’t feel like hiking the whole way!).

easy and beautiful!! lots of mosquitos around sun set!! Bring mosquito spray cause we got ate up! Flat hike around the Meadow... great for kids and elderly.

Awe inspiring views. Easy trail

Beautiful short trail. Trees were amazing & so much less crowded than Sequoia

The walk/hike was WONDERFUL to experience. A couple of things to note. 1) From the parking lot it is a steep walk that descends 212 ft in elevation to see General Sherman. The path is paved with steeps and plenty of benches to stop at along the way. 2) You can take a shuttle back to the parking or hike the same path you just descended in which case the benches may be more welcoming.

I would suggest taking the Congress trail to extend your viewing of other giant sequoias in the area too.

Definitely a must do to see Sherman tree (and all the other trees). Serious hikers might not like the paved trail and the crowds (I didn’t). In this case I would recommend extending the trip to log/crescent Meadow as I did.

This made for a great family trip. We spent most of a day in the park driving through the trees, stopping at lookout points, having a snowball fight (we found a patch of snow), and hiking. We did this hike with a 7 and 9 year old and had no problems. It was fun for the whole family.

amazing tree, trail packed with rude tourists.

hiking
18 days ago

not long but amazing views on the way to the top!

Beautiful and worth the effort!

20 days ago

Nice bit of engineering to create a path to the top. But views are meh!

Parked at Sherman lot, but took the Congress fork for added drama. Was at the McKinley tree junction taking a pic of my gf, when she said she heard pops. Then louder pops and she screamed run!

A 100 ft plus sequoia fell directly towards me on the trail, so took me a second to decide which tree was falling. Never ran so fast since my army days. A huge blanket of debris and dust enveloped the area. We lived to tell the story to a ranger, who said its rarer to witness a tree fall than seeing a bear at SNP.

Sherman is Sherman. Walked amongst hundreds of tourists, still shaking from my experience 15 mins before.

3rd biggest tree by volume and largest Sequoia trunk by diameter. Good enough for me!

Super easy

Breathtaking view from the peak of Big Baldy. Trail is in decent condition, but the last stretch has loose rocks and a couple of sharp turns with steep dropoffs. Best to watch your step. Definitely would go again

A little heavy breathing for someone who doesn’t get to hike as often as I’d like. So worth the effort to the top! Despite the height, felt safe with the railing and design of steps with grooves in places for better traction. A little narrow in spots, so need to let groups by when ascending or descending. Created good opportunities to catch your breath though.

hiking
21 days ago

Such a beautiful uphill hike! Not long at all. Highly recommend. The view at the top is worth all the heavy breathing!

This is a short beautiful trail through the forest. There’s paved walkways which makes it a very easy stroll. Beautiful trees and meadow. Highly recommend.

Beautiful! Great trail for the kids!

What a view! Great hike

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