"General Sherman Tree" Sequoia National Park Things to Do Tip by Phalaenopsis03

Sequoia National Park Things to Do: 144 reviews and 271 photos


The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park is the largest (by volume) tree in the world, and it's still growing! The sheer size of it is absolutely awesome. No trip to Sequoia is complete without a visit to General Sherman.

General Sherman Tree Stats
height above base: 274.9 ft
circumference at ground: 102.6 ft.
maximum diameter at base: 36.5 ft.
diameter 60' (18.3 m) above base: 17.5 ft.
diameter 180' (54.9 m) above base: 14.0 ft.
diameter of largest branch: 6.8 ft.
average crown spread: 106.5 ft.

Directions: Located in Giant Forest about 10 minutes north of Moro Rock by car.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 22, 2004
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