Kings Canyon National Park
Kings Canyon National Park's General Grant Grove is the home of the General Grant tree among other giant sequoias. The park's giant sequoia forests are part of 316 square miles (819 square km) of old-growth forests shared by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The parks preserve a landscape that still resembles the southern Sierra Nevada before Euro-American settlement.
Grant Grove Cabins
The Grant Grove Settlement was based on the ideas of John Muir, the first environmentalist (1838 – 1914). Muir helped preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and many other wilderness areas. He is also the co-founder of the Sierra Club. His letters, essays, and books describing his adventures in nature have been read by millions.
Grant's Giant Sequoia
Grant's Giant Sequoia was named in 1867 after Ulysses S. Grant, Union Army general and the 18th President of the United States. According to Wikipedia, it is the second largest tree in the world with a height of 267.4 ft (81.5 m) and a circumference of 107.6 ft (32.8 m) at its base. Grants sequoia is approximately 1680 years old.