You've gotta admire a tree with the tenacity to grow up to be the world's largest (as measured by its volume) and this little strip of mountain terrain is the only place in the world where Sequoiadendron giganteum can grow at all, much less to such monumental proportions. The national park General Sherman stands in also encompasses the Kings River Canyon, a place John Muir called "a rival of Yosemite," yet by comparison it's nearly free from the endless parade of camera-toting humanity that plagues that park.
More About the General Sherman TreeIf you need more information, check the Complete Guide to Sequoia and Kings Canyon. It will tell you about hours, how to get there and the best time to go.
Take a photo tour of Sequoia and Kings Canyon to see the General Sherman and the place it grow in.