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Sherman Tree Trail - Sequoia NP, CA

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,132 feet
Elevation Gain -240 feet
Accumulated Gain 58 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.94
Interest Historic & Seasonal Creek
Dogs not allowed
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16  2018-07-08 fricknaley
9  2015-07-23 cw50must
24  2015-07-05 Lucyan
12  2014-05-23 Booneman
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, Jul, Aug
Sun  7:06am - 5:04pm
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Nearby Area Water
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Flora Nearby

A trip to Sequoia National Park is not complete until you've seen the General Sherman. It's the world's largest living tree and truly a sight to be seen. Hiking down the Sherman Tree Trail gives you perspective into the tree's sure magnitude, as you descend signs indicate how close you're getting to the base. Halfway down the trail the tree becomes completely visible for the first time and more placards and information are displayed that are definitely worth reading. The general isn't the only impressive sight in this short loop, there are numerous Sequoias that will leave you humbled in their presence! Be sure to bring the camera!


    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$

    Sequoia National Park
    Sequoia & Kings - Fees

    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From the Generals Highway in Sequoia NP, take a right on the road to Wolverton and follow the signs for the Sherman Tree approximately 0.5 miles. You have two options from the trailhead, you can walk down the trail (recommended) or take a shuttle to the main road to be dropped off within a few hundred yards of the General Sherman Tree.
    page created by Booneman on May 26 2014 11:22 am
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