To fully appreciate their cathedral-like majesty, walk among them.
The General Sherman tree is situated a short walk from the car parking, but in the 7, foot altitude thin air it feels much longer.
The tree is well protected from people, having a fence around it and its enormity is jaw-dropping. Do visit this park - we even saw a black bear crossing the road!!/5(K). Aug 18, General Sherman Tree Trail is a mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Three Rivers, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.
Not surprisingly, General Sherman attracts a crowd, which is why the park runs free summer shuttle buses to two separate stops, one above and one below this amazing tree. Many visitors get off at the upper stop and walk one-way downhill to the lower stop, passing the General Sherman along the treegrinding.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.