General Sherman Tree Trail

  • General Sherman, the world's biggest tree, in the winter.
  • General Sherman is the world's biggest tree in Sequoia National Park.


1 (miles)


Out & Back

~200 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)


The General Sherman Tree is the largest living tree in the world and a short hike in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks takes visitors to it. It is estimated to be more than 2,200 years old. It stands 275 feet fall and more than 36.5 feet wide across its base. Words simply can't do this impressive feat of nature justice. Hike to it and see it with your own eyes and you will understand. Along the way, make sure to keep an eye peeled for wildlife. There is camping available in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.


The giant tree is named after Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.

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Contact: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers, CA 93271

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