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1 day ago

Definitely and underrated trail. Very easy to manage but has a nice view at the end. Only complaint is it could’ve been a little longer.

Awesome Hike to the worlds largest tree

There are a few good spots along the river off of the trail if you look. Not a bad hike.

Excelente para trail running, lindas vistas pero el sendero en si no es tan vistoso como otros de la zona.
La pendiente permite correr todo el trayecto! Yo solo hice 9 km y regresé porque debía completar 2:30 hs de entrenamiento
Lo hice en primavera hay muchos cursos de agua por lo que se puede viajar liviano sin tanta hidratación encima
Medianamente Transitado hasta el camping del km 4,5 luego casi ni huellas

A must-do hike to see general sherman in its glory. The trail is quite crowded due to being the main attraction in sequoia national park.

When you are able to take a photo with the famous tree, I recommend asking someone to take a vertical panoramic photo bc that’s the only way you’ll be able to fit the whole tree in a photo!

1 month ago

I don't know why more people don't do this hike. It is a very easy hike but it gives you that in the middle of nowhere feel. Little to no traffic. We were the only ones on the trail and were able to travel it with a 6 year old. There may not be much elevation gain but once you get to the end you will see an AMAZING view. One of my favorites in Sequoia. And if you want a romantic sunset to watch over the valley with the mountains in the background, what better place than the place with "sunset" in its name?!

Largest tree by mass in the entire world. No other words needed.

1 month ago

Outstanding hike. Scenery second to none!

We went up to check out this trail and loved it. We hit the trail and were excited to find snow had just started to fall. It was so pretty and peaceful.

Go early to beat the huge crowds.

2 months ago

Beautiful loop.

How can you go to Sequoia National Park without seeing the largest tree alive today? It’s easier to deal with the crowds of people if you remember that your not hiking this trail for peace and serenity but that you are here to see The General Sherman Tree that measures 36.5 feet in diameter, 180 feet high and weighs 1,385 pounds. The park recommends taking the shuttle to the trailhead but if you go early you can find a place to park. After seeing the General Sherman Tree we kept hiking onto the Congress Trail where we saw less than 5 people and tons of Sequoia’s and we were even able to pick up a shuttle at another trailhead back to our car. My point is, if you deal with the people for 0.8 miles and keep hiking you will end up having a great peaceful hike.

it's alright for those who are sight-seeing. it's become far too much of a tourist trap though - get there early to avoid crowds

3 months ago

North Fork Dr is NOT paved all the way. It’s a pretty scary drive. 4-wheel drive recommended. We ended up pulling over and walking the rest of the road to the trail. The trail was gorgeous, although not maintained. The trail is a nice, easy hike along the creek.

Crowded trail that leads straight down, and then back up. Worth seeing General Sherman, but a lot of hassel. We took the the Congress Trail from the bottom of the General Sherman Trail. That was very cool!

Beautiful sequoia trees to be seen here. Heavy traffic though.

I would say this hike was moderate. We took our whole family. Ages 7-40. The younger kids had a harder time. Fun creeks and some wildlife. I’m sure in the spring you will find more wild life. We went in the winter.

Go early to avoid crowds.

3 months ago

Fun. Huge trees!

3 months ago

4 months ago

Just what we were looking for with our 5 year old son. We had the whole trail to ourselves

Went in early December. I would rate moderate not easy. You have to cross two rocky streams to keep on the trail. The farther you go the harder it gets. The trail was beautiful!

We went in late fall. Loved it. Look forward to doing it in spring.

Love this trail!!!

Beyond cool to see the largest living thing in the world. Decent workout to hike down and back up to parking lot

My one tip: Go early, before the crowd arrives. It gets noisy and not peaceful fast. My family and I arrived around 830 am and only a handful of people were there. The trip down from the summer parking lot was fun and easy. Climbing back up to the lot was not easy.


Kind of a zoo, but knew that going in and still wanted to see General Sherman, the largest tree in the world. Paved the whole way and tons of kids, so it’s accessible and good for families, just be prepared for the masses.

5 months ago

Good easy trail to hike. Did 8 miles out and back in a new psir of boots. Not many parking places at trailhead. But did not see anyone on the trail with me.

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