A nice paved trail, walkway with steps and benches takes visitors downhill from the parking lot about a mile and half to this magnificent tree! It is the world’s largest living thing. Height: 275′ Circumference at base: 102′ I viewed other sequoias in Mariposa Grove, Grant Grove, Balch Park and Trail of 100 Giants in the Sequoia NF. These trees have soft, silky-like bark to the touch, and are very resistant to drought, fire. I marveled at the mass of these trees.