Lincoln - 4th Largest Tree
Height: 255.80+ ft (77.97+ m) Elevation: 6,931 ft (2,113 m) GPS Latitude: 36.57187
Volume: 45,030 ft3 (1,275 m3) Creek: Little Deer Creek GPS Longitude: -118.75604
Width: 26.26 ft (8.00 m) Grove: Giant Forest Discovery Date: 1860s
Age: Park: Sequoia NP Discovered By:

Notes: Lincoln, also known as Abraham Lincoln Tree, is the world's 4th largest tree, the 4th largest giant redwood, the 3rd largest tree in Sequoia National Park, and the 3rd largest tree in Giant Forest. The tree was named to honor Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Volume estimate includes main trunk only (excludes reiterated stems and branches).

Lincoln should not be confused with other Abraham Lincoln trees which grow in North Grove in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, General Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, and Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park.

Drive: Lincoln 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 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 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.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.9 mi (1.4 km) Ascent: 521 ft (159 m)
Time: 30 min Off-Trail: 0 ft (0 m) Descent: 189 ft (58 m)
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