Height: Elevation: 6,529 ft (1,990 m) GPS Latitude: 36.54850
Volume: Creek: Crescent Creek GPS Longitude: -118.76520
Width: Grove: Giant Forest Discovery Date: 1901
Age: Park: Sequoia NP Discovered By: Lincoln C. Andrews

Notes: In 1901, Sequoia National Park acting superintendent Captain Lincoln C. Andrews named the tree to honor Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. In his report to the Secretary of the Interior, dated October 13, 1901, Andrews wrote, "Between the road and Moro Rock stands a lone Sequoia, considered the most perfect specimen, though not so large, which I have named for His Excellency Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States."

Roosevelt also should not be confused with another Roosevelt tree which grows in Redwood Mountain Grove in Kings Canyon National Park.

Drive: Roosevelt 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), past Four Guardsmen, 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 Booker T. Washington, Auto Log, Crescent Meadow Road Tree, and Jefferson, to the turnoff for the Moro Rock Road loop. Drive south 0.4 mi (0.6 km) on the one-way loop road to the Moro Rock trailhead parking lot.

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 Roosevelt or take the free Sequoia Shuttle (Gray Route 2) from Giant Forest Museum to the Moro Rock parking lot and hike from there to Roosevelt.

Hike: From the trailhead near the eastern edge of the parking lot, hike northwest 120 ft (37 m) to the junction with Moro Rock Trail. Veer right at the trail junction and hike north 0.1 mi (0.2 km) on Soldiers Trail to Roosevelt. After visiting Roosevelt, hike north 200 ft (61 m) on an unnamed trail to the trail exit point, near 36.54902 -118.76531, then hike north 180 ft (55 m) off-trail to Hamilton.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.1 mi (0.2 km) Ascent: 112 ft (34 m)
Time: 5 min Off-Trail: 0 mi (0 km) Descent: 8 ft (2 m)
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