General Sherman Tree

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Sequoia National Park, Sequoia National Park, USA
General Sherman Tree - Panorama of the tree with me at the very bottom!
General Sherman Tree - In the center of the photo
General Sherman Tree - This is a NPS photo
General Sherman Tree - This is a NPS photo

General Sherman Tree Sequoia National Park Reviews

Kathryn Kathryn
19 reviews
The Largest Tree in the World (by volume) Jun 23, 2008
The free summer shuttle drops you off in either the parking lot ( a mere half mile easy hike to the tree ) or at the drop off point 100 feet from the tree (wheel chair accessible). This grove of trees contains a number of hikes around the forest centering on the General Sherman Tree, the largest tree in the world by volume. And that doesn't count the branches, some of which are 6 ft. in diameter!

The sign by it says that looking up at the General Sherman Tree for a 6ft tall human is about the equivalent of a mouse looking up at a 6ft tall human. If the Sherman tree trunk could be filled with water it would provide enough water for 9,844 baths. Thats one bath every day for 27 years.
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Panorama of the tree with me at th…
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836 reviews
Sep 03, 2006
It’s hard to give up to date numbers on a living thing. Everyday this largest of the large Giant Sequoia Trees continues to grow. But this one is known to be the nearly the tallest, has close to the largest circumference, and the largest volume of all. Data from four years back shows it at 275 feet tall, over 102 feet in circumference, and over 52,500 cubit feet in volume.

Okay, enough of the numbers.

The General Sherman Tree can be found in the Giant Forest section of Sequoia National Park. Lodgepole Visitor’s Center provides information on visiting not only this huge tree but all of the wonders of Sequoia.

This is a guaranteed jaw dropper, no doubt about it. Even after seeing it and the other trees in the area many times, I still feel so insignificant near these trees.
This is a NPS photo
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