Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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#1 of 24 in Parks in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Home to General Sherman, the largest tree (and living thing) in the world, Giant Forest, contains 12 of the top 40 giant sequoias. You'll feel like an ant as you walk along the 3.2 km (2 mi) Congress Trail; the sheer enormity of the trees towering above gives this area its name. Other noteworthy trees found here include: General Grant, the second largest sequoia tree in the world (estimated to be over 3,000 years old), and the equally impressive President Tree. Watch for wildlife ranging from squirrels to deer to black bears. Make sure to visit the museum where you'll learn how tree bark up to 0.5 m (18 in) thick protects these colossal creatures from fire. Put Giant Forest into our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Make sure to visit Mono Rock, Congress Trail, Sherman Tree, Grant Tree, Sentinel Tree, Tunnel Log, Auto Log, Grant Grove, all withing the Giant Forest.  more »
  • Walk through the giants. You will not regret it. Not much to say. But you need to see them right now  more »
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