|Height:||250.00+ ft||(76.20+ m)||Elevation:||6,968 ft (2,124 m)||GPS Latitude:||36.57370|
|Volume:||Creek:||Little Deer Creek||GPS Longitude:||-118.75279|
|Width:||Grove:||Giant Forest||Discovery Date:||1901|
|Age:||Park:||Sequoia NP||Discovered By:||John Broder|
Notes: In 1901, Sequoia National Park concessionaire John Broder named the tree to honor Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee. On July 1, 1937, the United Daughters of the Confederacy formally dedicated the tree as General Lee during a ceremony beside the tree.
General Lee should not be confused with Robert E. Lee which grows in General Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, Ghost (also known as Robert E. Lee) which grows in Packsaddle Grove in in Giant Sequoia National Monument, or another Robert E. Lee tree which grows in Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park.
Drive: General Lee 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), past Four Guardsmen, 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 south/uphill 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 near the
junction with Alta Trail. Turn left and hike northeast 0.3 mi (0.5 km) on Alta Trail, through
McKinley trail junction, to General Lee which stands beside the trail on your right.
|Rating:||Easy||One-Way Distance:||1.2 mi||(1.9 km)||Ascent:||624 ft||(190 m)|
|Time:||35 min||Off-Trail:||0 ft||(0 m)||Descent:||233 ft||(71 m)|
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Photos: Pictures of General Lee Tree taken from different sides