Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Guide
Sequoia and Kings Canyon wow spots
Where to go for spectacular scenery, hiking, and giant trees
Sequoia: General Sherman TreeSize matters: This 2,100-year-old giant sequoia, in Giant Forest, is the largest (by volume) tree on Earth, weighing in at an estimated 1,385 tons.
Like many of the parks’ trees, it was named in the 1870s for a leader in the recently fought Civil War—in this case Union Army general William Tecumseh Sherman.