Proclamation
Height: 245.00+ ft (74.68+ m) Elevation: 6,203 ft (1,891 m) GPS Latitude: 35.97737
Volume: 24,500 ft3 (694 m3) Creek: Long Meadow Creek GPS Longitude: -118.59652
Width: 18.00 ft 5.49 m Grove: Long Meadow Grove Discovery Date:
Age: 2,000 y Park: Giant Sequoia NM Discovered By:

Notes: On April 15, 2000, during a ceremony beside the tree, President William J. Clinton signed Proclamation 7295 to establish Giant Sequoia National Monument. His proclamation protected 41 federally-owned giant redwood groves, several limestone caverns, paleontological resources, Native American archaeological sites, and historic remnants of early Euro-American settlement within 513 mi2 (1329 km2) of Sequoia National Forest.

Nine years earlier, on July 14, 1992, during a ceremony beside George Bush Tree in Freeman Creek Grove, President George H. W. Bush signed Proclamation 6457 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).

Nearby famous redwoods include Candelabra Ghost Packsaddle Giant Red Chief

Drive: Proclamation is 244 mi (393 km) southeast of San Francisco near the city of Porterville.

Northbound: From U.S. Interstate 5 North, transfer to California State Route 99 North. From California State Route 99 North just north of Bakersfield, transfer to California State Route 65 North toward Porterville. Near Ducor, turn right/east onto County Road J22 (Avenue 56).

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 Tipton, transfer to California State Route 190 East toward Porterville. Drive east 17 mi (27 km) on California State Route 190 and turn right onto California State Route 65. Drive south 11.1 mi (17.9 km) on California State Route 65 toward Ducor and turn left/east onto County Road J22 (Avenue 56).

From Ducor, drive east 7.6 mi (12.2 km) on County Road J22 (Avenue 56) to the intersection with Old Stage Road. Continue east across Old Stage Road onto County Road M56 (Hot Springs Road). Drive east 20 mi (32 km) on County Road M56 (Hot Springs Road) toward Pine Flat and turn left/north onto County Road M50 (Parker Pass Drive). Drive north 12 mi (19 km) on County Road M50 (Parker Pass Drive) toward Johnsondale and turn left/north onto County Road M107 (Great Western Divide Highway) toward Ponderosa. Drive north 2.5 mi (4.0 km) on County Road M107 (Great Western Divide Highway) and turn right into the Trail of 100 Giants Day Use Area parking lot (Day use fee required: Purchase a parking pass from a uniformed attendant or enclose payment in a registration envelope provided and deposit into collection box. Display the parking pass or registration envelope receipt in your windshield to avoid a fine.)

Road Warning: Great Western Divide Highway (County Road M107) is closed during winter. Depending on weather conditions, this road is usually open from May through November.

Hike: From the parking lot, walk north across Great Western Divide Highway (County Road M107) to the traihead then hike north 165 ft (50 m) on Trail of 100 Gaints to Proclamation which stands beside the trail on your right.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 165 ft (50 m) Ascent: 11 ft (3 m)
Time: 1 min Off-Trail: 0 ft (0 m) Descent: 7 ft (2 m)
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