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General Grant Tree Trail

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 4.1 (27)

This trail is a paved loop that passes by the third largest tree in the world!


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0.5

Miles

0.8

KM

Loop

6,385' 1,946 m

High

6,337' 1,931 m

Low

56' 17 m

Up

53' 16 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

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Family Friendly Easy paved trails with lots of views of huge trees and even a fallen tree that everyone can walk through.

Description

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.

Flora & Fauna

giant sequoias!!!

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Melissa Winfield

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 27 votes

#1

in Grant Grove

#398

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in Grant Grove

#45

in California

#398

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Photos

Sequoias in the Grant Grove
Jan 22, 2016 near Squaw V…, CA
General Grant Tree.
Jan 20, 2016 near Squaw V…, CA
The General Grant Tree towers above the surround forest.
Oct 31, 2018 near Squaw V…, CA
Another view of the Fallen Monarch and other area Giant Sequoias.
Oct 31, 2018 near Squaw V…, CA
This trail provides constant views of these majestic trees.
Oct 31, 2018 near Squaw V…, CA
On the top of General Grant.
Jan 23, 2018 near Squaw V…, CA

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Check-Ins

Oct 13, 2022
Brett Wolfley
Sep 23, 2022
Ryan F
0.5mi
Sep 15, 2022
Yohan Lee
Jul 27, 2022
Eric Kao
May 1, 2022
Brooke Walczak
Did the loop around to see the fire damage.
May 1, 2022
Colleen Gebauer
Gets busy with people
Apr 30, 2022
Johan Wu
11:49
Mar 28, 2022
Mark Lee
1.9mi — 0h 26m