Ed by Ned
Height: Elevation: 6,382 ft (1,945 m) GPS Latitude: 36.56633
Volume: Creek: Little Deer Creek GPS Longitude: -118.76931
Width: Grove: Giant Forest Discovery Date: 1906
Age: Park: Sequoia NP Discovered By: John Jordan
James Jordan

Notes: Ed by Ned, also known as Uncle Ned Tree, is a pair of intertwined giant redwoods, whose combined base measures 34 ft (10 m) long and 25 ft (8 m) wide, near the southern end of Round Meadow in Giant Forest.

The naming of Ed by Ned remains controversial. Amy W. Childs of Hanford, California, who camped with her family at the edge of Round Meadow in 1906, claimed her father, James Jordan, and uncle, John Jordan named the twin trees that summer. However, Sequoia National Park superintendent Walter Fry said Sequoia National Park concessionaire John Broder named the trees in 1900 after Ed Fudge and John Jordan.

The Altitude CAM film Sequoia National Park includes aerial footage of Ed by Ned (from 0:28-0:36, 1:13-1:35, 1:56-2:03, and 2:33-2:54) and Round Meadow.

Drive: Ed by Ned is 218 mi (351 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 57 mi (92 km) on California State Route 198 (Generals Highway), past Four Guardsmen, and turn left into the Giant Forest Museum 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 29 mi (47 km) on California State Route 198 (Generals Highway) and turn right into the Giant Forest Museum parking lot.

Hike: From the parking lot, hike east/downstairs to a kiosk at the trailhead. Turn left and hike east 0.3 mi (0.5 km) on an unnamed paved trail, past Clara Barton Tree, to the junction with Big Trees Trail at the southern end of Round Meadow. Turn left at the trail junction and hike north on the western half of Big Trees Trail loop 110 ft (34 m) to Ed by Ned which stands beside the trail on your right.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.3 mi (0.5 km) Ascent: 106 ft (32 m)
Time: 10 min Off-Trail: 0 ft (0 m) Descent: 156 ft (48 m)
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