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General Grant Tree in Kings Canyon National Park

General Grant Tree in Kings Canyon National Park. Stock photo by Anagha Varrier via Unsplash.

The General Grant tree is the largest giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in the General Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park in California and the second largest giant sequoia tree in the world. Once thought to be well over 2,000 years old, recent estimates suggest the General Grant tree is closer to 1,650 years old. The tree also features the third largest footprint of any living giant sequoia, measuring 107. 6 ft (32. 8 m) in circumference at ground level.

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Nearby Locations:

High Sierra Trailhead (18.2 miles)
Kings Canyon National Park (25 miles)
Sequoia National Park (28.9 miles)
Two Eagle Peak (36.2 miles)
Temple Crag (36.4 miles)
Lone Pine Lake (41.8 miles)
Whitney Portal (42.6 miles)
Buttermilk Boulders (45.6 miles)
Mobius Arch Stone (47.8 miles)
Alabama Hills Recreation and National Scenic Area (49.2 miles)
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