“This trail is a paved loop that passes by the third largest tree in the world!”
— Melissa Winfield
Easy paved trails with lots of views of huge trees and even a fallen tree that everyone can walk through.
This trail is a paved path from the parking lot and passes by some of the biggest trees in the world. The General Grant Tree
is the third largest in existence. Look for the charred bark where forest fires have left their mark on these ancient trees and learn about how fires are a vital part of sequoia existence. There are many educational signs along this path, written in English, Spanish, and Braille. Expect to be exploring with a lot of other people, as this is an easy loop to complete. If traveling during peak season, come early before the tourist busses roll in.
There is also a fallen tree that was hollowed out by fire one can even trek through. At the northern end of the trail sits a cabin that's over a hundred years old. Although the General Grant Tree
brings the customers in, there are many awe inspiring giants to gaze at. You can just do this loop or explore more nearby trails, including the North Boundary Trail
, which can be accessed close to the cabin or the North Grove loop on the west side of the parking lot.
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