Adams - World's 15th Largest Tree
Height: 250.60+ ft (76.38+ m) Elevation: 6,922 ft (2,110 m) GPS Latitude: 36.56990
Volume: 38,956 ft3 (1,103 m3) Creek: Little Deer Creek GPS Longitude: -118.75404
Width: 20.50 ft (6.25 m) Grove: Giant Forest Discovery Date: 1987
Age: Park: Sequoia NP Discovered By: Wendell D. Flint
Michael M. Law

Notes: Adams, also known as Near Cattle Cabin (Adams is 250 ft (76 m) south of Cattle Cabin), is the world's 15th largest tree, the 14th largest giant redwood, the 8th largest tree in Sequoia National Park, and the 6th largest tree in Giant Forest. Naturalists Wendell D. Flint and Michael M. Law named the tree to honor John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States.

Drive: Adams is 219 mi (352 km) southeast of San Francisco near Fresno.

Northbound: From U.S. Interstate 5 North, transfer to California State Route 99 North toward Bakersfield. Drive north 97 mi (156 km) on California State Route 99 and transfer to California State Route 198 East toward Visalia. Drive east 58 mi (93 km) on California State Route 198 (Generals Highway) and turn left into the Pinewood Picnic Area parking lot.

Southbound: From U.S. Interstate 5 South in Sacramento, transfer to U.S. Highway 50 East toward South Lake Tahoe. Drive east 1.7 mi (2.7 km) on U.S. Highway 50 and transfer to California State Highway 99 South. Near Fresno, transfer to California State Route 180 East. Drive east 56 mi (90 km) on California State Route 180, and turn right onto California State Route 198 West. Drive south 28 mi (45 km) on California State Route 198 (Generals Highway) and turn right into the Pinewood Picnic Area parking lot.

Hike: From the parking lot, walk south across California State Route 198 (Generals Highway) to an unpaved road marked Authorized Vehicles Only. Hike uphill/south 0.2 mi (0.3 km) on the unpaved road to the junction with Rimrock Trail. Turn left and hike east 0.7 mi (1.1 km) on Rimrock Trail to Lincoln at the junction with Alta Trail. Turn left and hike northeast 0.2 mi (0.3 km) on Alta Trail to McKinley trail junction. Turn right and hike south 0.2 mi (0.3 km) on the western half of Circle Meadow Loop Trail to Cattle Cabin. Leave the trail here and hike south 250 ft (76 m) off-trail, behind Cattle Cabin, to Adams.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 1.3 mi (2.1 km) Ascent: 659 ft (201 m)
Time: 40 min Off-Trail: 250 ft (76 m) Descent: 324 ft (99 m)
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