Trail of 100 Giants reopens after months of maintenance

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A popular tourist destination in the Sequoia National Forest is open once again. (KFSN)

A popular tourist destination in the Sequoia National Forest is open once again.

The Trail of 100 Giants contains about 125 giant sequoias greater than 10- feet in diameter. Over the past several months, forest personnel have been knocking down hazard trees, those at risk of falling, and moving debris away from the trail.

The Trail of 100 Giants is one of the most popular hiking trails in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The trail is a universally accessible, self-guided interpretive trail about 1.3 miles long. Interpretive stations along the trail provide information about it, the grove, and management activities in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. On April 15, 2000, President William J. Clinton proclaimed the establishment of the Giant Sequoia National Monument and made his announcement beneath one of the giant trees at Trail of 100 Giants.

Some of the trees are estimated to be up to 1,500 years old.
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