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Giant sequoia trees in the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park

Here 7 trees are described in the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park (Tulare County).

The Giant Forest, well known for its Giant Sequoia trees is within Sequoia National Park. The forest, at over 1,800 m (6,000 feet) in elevation, is located in the western Sierra Nevada of California.

Five of the ten largest trees by volume on the planet are located within the Giant Forest.

The trees

Congress Trail area:

Specimen Girth Height
General Sherman (giant sequoia "3660") 25.90 m @ 1.37 m 83.50 m
President (giant sequoia "4846") 24.50 m @ 1.37 m 74.70 m
Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) "14770" ? ?
Chief Sequoyah (giant sequoia "13692") ? ?

Giant Forest Museum:

Specimen Girth Height
Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) "14768" ? ?
Sentinel (giant sequoia "8853") ? ?

Washington Tree area:

Specimen Girth Height
Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) "14769" ? ?
Washington (giant sequoia "14723") ? ?

Rd to Crescent Meadow:

Specimen Girth Height
Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) "14724" ? ?

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Congress Trail area

Giant Forest, picture by Tim B, 2013-09-27

The "Senate Group", one of the giant sequoia stands in the Giant Forest. This particular one is located in the more touristy part of the forest, along the Congress Trail. Note the person in the middle to get a sense of scale.

Giant Forest, picture by Scholem Alejchem

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General Sherman (giant sequoia "3660")

Giant Forest, picture by Neal Parish, 2008-03-23

The trunk of the biggest tree in the world.

Giant Forest, picture by Scholem Alejchem

Giant Forest, picture by Scholem Alejchem

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