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General Sherman Tree Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length0.9 miElevation gain164 ftRoute typeOut & Back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestPartially pavedViewsWildflowersWildlifeFeeNo dogs
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Sequoia National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $35 per vehicle or $30 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $20 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70. Fun easy walk to see the largest tree in the world! There are two trails to get to the General Sherman Tree - this route includes stairs. The other runs from the handicapped-accessible parking lot/shuttle stop near Generals Highway and can be viewed here on its own trail page: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/general-sherman-tree-accessible

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks 47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers, California 93271-9700 By Phone:1-559-565-3341 By Fax:1-559-565-3730

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Brian Wright
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Cynthia Cortez
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It was fast, easy but very crowded.

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Dylan Bell
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Alexey Voytekhovskiy
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Short and cool!

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Melanie Contreras
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Hunter Tharp
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Amazing hike, peaceful and gorgeous most of the way. I only did not like the touristy beginning. But all around a great nature walk

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Thomas Brillinger
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Trails arent clearly marked, had to back track a few times to get on the right trail.

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Elizabeth Del Real
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Easy, short hike. Completely paved the whole way. It is pretty wide too so it gives you room to social distance, though I was there on a Friday last week so I was pleasantly surprised there weren’t as many people as I thought there would be. I imagine Saturday and Sunday can be much more crowded.

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Anders Jecha
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The behavior of the other hikers on the trail was disgusting. People were walking dogs on the trail (not allowed in national parks for a variety of reasons), and jumping over the fence to attempt to climb the trees. The trail would have been cool if fellow hikers followed the rules set in place to ensure that this area will be available to hike years from now. Extremely disappointed

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Shelby Holton
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Matt Shaffer
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Clayton Farley
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Little crowded but easy hike.

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Katie Dixon
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Short and easy trail

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Richard Morosa
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Awesome - nature at its best!

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Mary Karroqe
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Forgot to hit record when starting, this is just the way back. Highly trafficked trail but very informative. The General is not the widest or the tallest, but he is the biggest!

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Toby Bordelon
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Katie S
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Beautiful hike, beautiful trail, horrible tourists. I recently visited and a group of teens decided to jump the fence that instructs them not to, to touch and take pictures with Sherman. When myself and a few others said something to them, they proceeded to get in my face and curse at/threaten me. If you’re going to a National Park, respect it. Seriously.

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Abbie Stack
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Really cool to see the world's largest tree! The trail is a bit steep and with an N95 on for the smokey air, it was a slight challenge.

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Alex Egner
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Saw the world’s biggest tree. If I was a bird my nest would be in this tree, because that would be badass.

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Amie Gonzales
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Beautiful! Easy hike/walk...

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Albert Kruszewski
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Grzegorz Walukanis
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Olivia Desgrange
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Start early and 100% download the map for this one—helped tremendously!! Gorgeous morning with tons of wildlife spotted. Saw only a couple others after the paved path, and they both said they saw two different sets of a momma bear and her cubs!

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Kelly A
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WalkingGreat!

Absolutely beautiful trail. Short, easy, paved trail, well-maintained, but WOW those trees! Went about 10am on a Tues and saw very few people. At times we felt like we were the only ones there! Everyone should do this at least once!

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Kerry Bennett
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Sami Lauf
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Average. Lots of people. Not that challenging. Very touristy; family friends

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Madelyn Downen
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Beautiful trees. Not crowded in the afternoon either!

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Erica Dimaya
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Good quick hike. Lots of people

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mery mora
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Jonathan Salinas
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