Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Guide

Where to go and what to see in the land of big trees and spectacular mountain scenery

Sequoia and Kings Canyon wow spots

Where to go for spectacular scenery, hiking, and giant trees

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General Sherman sequoia tree

Sequoia: General Sherman Tree

Size 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.


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