General Sherman Tree Trail

EASY 111 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, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
157 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

no dogs

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

Fun and crowded :)

6 days ago

8 days ago

nature trips
9 days ago

Beautiful trail with lots of beautiful nature surrounding you.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Very crowded at the time we hiked. Would prefer to hike early morning or later when the crowds have left.

walking
13 days ago

Super duper easy and accessible to just about everyone. It's paved, it descends slightly, and there's a humongous tree waiting for you at the end.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

We hiked the Congress Trail and then met up with the Sherman Tree Trail. The Sherman Tree Trail is beautiful and you don't get the perspective of how large these trees really are until right up next to it. The trail loops through "meadows of trees". It was great! Wear good supportive shoes.

14 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful trees abound. Very easy amble to the tree, a little steep in places, but should be accessible to everyone.

walking
23 days ago

25 days ago

Crowds, foreigners climbing fences to take pictures, people ignoring "stay on trail" signs everywhere, no Park Rangers in site... Totally Infuriating! I wish Sequoia fined people on-site like they do in Yosemite. Literally the only thing that can kill a Sequoia Tree is root damage / erosion causing the tree to fall over.

29 days ago

1 month ago

General Sherman is a must see. There's a free shuttle if you don't want to walk back up to the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

Love me some general shermy

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago