They only grow naturally in a narrow strip of mixed conifer forest on the western slopes of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.
They can live up to 3,400 years, making them one of the oldest tree species in the world.
They have thick bark that protects them from fire, insects, and rot, thanks to the presence of tannic acids.
The General Sherman Tree, the world’s largest tree by volume, with a mass of 52,500 cubic feet.
The General Grant Tree, the world’s second largest tree by volume, with 46,608 cubic feet.
The President Tree, estimated to be 3,240 years old, with a whopping two billion leaves.
Mount Whitney, which borders Sequoia National Park and Inyo National Forest, at 14,494 feet.
Marble caverns, alpine lakes, waterfalls, wildlife, and hiking trails.
You can drive, fly, or take public transportation to the park, and stay in lodges, campgrounds, or backcountry sites.
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