Freeman Creek Grove

Notes: Freeman Creek Grove, also known as Lloyd Meadow Grove, is located near Freeman Creek in the southern portion (Western Divide Ranger District) of Giant Sequoia National Monument. The grove encompasses more than 2.2 mi2 (5.8 km2) of terrain and is the largest un-logged grove of giant redwoods located outside of a national park.

On July 14, 1992, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, signed Proclamation 6457 during a ceremony beside George Bush Tree in Freeman Creek Grove to protect several groves of old-growth giant redwoods within Sequoia, Sierra, and Tahoe National Forests (which later became part of Giant Sequoia National Monument) "for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations."

Freeman Creek Grove includes the 9th largest tree in Giant Sequoia National Monument (Great Goshawk), the redwood with the most cones yet measured (Conehead), and one of the most-impressive telescope trees ever discovered (Castro). The grove contains 4 trees larger than 25,000 ft3 (708 m3) and 2 trees larger than 30,000 ft3 (850 m3).

Great Goshawk is the largest tree in Freeman Creek Grove.

Freeman Creek Grove includes the following giant redwoods:

  • Ride Through Tree

Photos: Pictures of Freeman Creek Grove

Freeman Creek Grove - The Needles Freeman Creek Grove - Freeman Creek Freeman Creek Grove - Freeman Creek Trail Freeman Creek Grove - Great Goshawk Tree Freeman Creek Grove - Bannister Tree Freeman Creek Grove - George Bush Tree Freeman Creek Grove - Conehead Tree Freeman Creek Grove - Castro Tree