Sentinel - 13th Largest Tree in Giant Forest
Height: 257.60+ ft (78.52+ m) Elevation: 6,418 ft (1,956 m) GPS Latitude: 36.56486
Volume: 27,900 ft3 (790 m3) Creek: Little Deer Creek GPS Longitude: -118.77306
Width: Grove: Giant Forest Discovery Date:
Age: 2,160 y Park: Sequoia NP Discovered By:

Notes: Sentinel, which stands directly in front of Giant Forest Muesuem, is the 21st largest tree in Sequoia National Park and the 13th largest tree in Giant Forest.

Drive: Sentinel 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 left into the Giant Forest Museum 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 29 mi (47 km) on California State Route 198 (Generals Highway) and turn right into the Giant Forest Museum parking lot.

Hike: From the parking lot, hike east/downstairs 300 ft (91 m), across California State Route 198 (Generals Highway), to Sentinel which stands between the highway and Giant Forest Museum.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 300 ft (91 m) Ascent: 35 ft (11 m)
Time: 2 min Off-Trail: 0 ft (0 m) Descent: 56 ft (17 m)
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