Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
The fabulous Giant Forest, famed for its giant sequoia trees, is within the incredible Sequoia National Park. This montane forest, situated at over 6,000 feet above mean sea level in the western Sierra Nevada of California, covers an area of 1,880 acres . The Giant Forest is the most accessible of all giant sequoia groves, as it has over 40 miles of hiking trails.
Five of the ten most massive trees on the planet are located within the Giant Forest. The largest of these, the General Sherman tree, measures 36.5 feet (11.1 m) across the base. The giant sequoia tree is the most massive species of tree on earth, and one of just five tree species documented to grow to 300 feet in height . It is also among the longest-lived of all trees on the planet.
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