The 275 foot tall General Sherman Tree, the largest living tree in the world is estimated to weigh almost 1500 tons and is located in the Giant Forest inside the Sequoia National Park. Sequoia National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Visalia, California in the United States of America. Formed in 1890. the park contains among its natural resources the highest point in the contiguous 48 United States, Mount Whitney, at 14,505 feet (4,421.1 meters) above sea level. The park is adjacent to Kings Canyon National Park; the two are administered by the National Park Service as one unit, called Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
What makes Sequoia and Mammoth neighbors is Yosemite as Mammoth Lakes is on the east side of Yosemite National Park. Often day trippers will get a Mammoth cabin and then ride on up to the Yosemite entrance for the day. Along the way just at the east side of the Yosemite entrance, you'll find a gas station with a funky restaurant inside. Take a tip. The food is fabulous.