Hamilton - 30th Largest Giant Redwood
Height: 238.50+ ft (72.69+ m) Elevation: 6,526 ft (1,989 m) GPS Latitude: 36.54954
Volume: 32,783 ft3 (928 m3) Creek: Crescent Creek GPS Longitude: -118.76517
Width: 22.00 ft (6.71 m) Grove: Giant Forest Discovery Date: 1993
Age: Park: Sequoia NP Discovered By: Wendell D. Flint
Michael M. Law

Notes: Hamilton, also known as Near Triple Tree (Hamilton is 510 ft (155 m) west of Triple Tree), is the 30th largest giant redwood, the 14th largest tree in Sequoia National Park and the 10th largest tree in Giant Forest. In 1993, naturalists Wendell D. Flint and Michael M. Law named the tree to honor Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father of the United States and 1st Secretary of the Treasury.

Hamilton should not be confused with another Hamilton tree which grows in Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park.

Drive: Hamilton 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) and turn right onto Crescent Meadow Road.

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 left onto Crescent Meadow Road.

Drive southeast 1.2 mi (4.0 km) on Crescent Meadow Road, past Auto Log, to the turnoff for the one-way loop road to Moro Rock. Drive south 0.7 mi (1.1 km) on the one-way loop road, past the Moro Rock Trailhead parking lot and Triple Tree, to a turnout, located at 36.55006 -118.76493, near a twin tree and a large fallen log.

Road Warning: Crescent Meadow Road is open from late May to early November depending on snow levels. During summer (late May to early September) Sequoia Shuttle bus operations, Crescent Meadow Road is closed to private vehicles on weekends and holidays from 9:00 AM through late afternoon. When Crescent Meadow Road is closed, park in the lot near Giant Forest Museum and walk Crescent Meadow Road to Hamilton or take the free Sequoia Shuttle (Gray Route 2) from Giant Forest Museum to the Moro Rock parking lot and hike from there to Hamilton.

Hike: From the turnout, hike south 200 ft (61 m) off-trail to Hamilton.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 200 ft (61 m) Ascent: 17 ft (5 m)
Time: 1 min Off-Trail: 200 ft (61 m) Descent: 7 ft (2 m)
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Photos: Pictures of Hamilton Tree taken from different sides

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