This loop takes you through a beautiful grove of sequoia and features the General Grant Tree, also known as the Nation's Christmas Tree.
Distance: 1-mile loop
Hiking time: 30 minutes
Park in the Grant Tree parking lot. From the trailhead, follow the right fork past the Robert E. Lee tree to the Fallen Monarch. This hollow giant sequoia was once used to house people and to stable horses.
Continue on the trail to a loop circling the General Grant Tree. Follow the loop to see a 360-degree view of this magnificent tee. From there continue up to the Gamlin Cabin. In 1890, this cabin was used by the U.S. Calvary. You may get the chance to see history come alive when visiting this cabin. The Sequoia Field Institute puts on programs throughout the summer at this location. For the program calendar visit: exploresequoiakingscanyon.com.
The route back to the parking area will take you past the Centennial Stump, Oregon, and Lincoln Trees.
To learn more about the General Grant Tree visit www.nps.gov.