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Generals Scenic Highway Road Trip

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Seasonal route: The road is subject to closure in winter. Named for two of the state's most famous giant sequoia trees—the General Sherman and the General Grant—Generals Highway (SR 198) is a magnificently scenic excursion along Sequoia National Park's eastern edge. Winding through a forest of giants, with sudden views of isolated mountains around every turn, makes this notoriously steep, narrow and winding drive worth it.
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Generals Highway (SR 198) accesses Sequoia National Park and Giant Sequoia National Monument. At the midpoint is Giant Forest Sequoia Grove. A half-mile hiking trail leads down to the massive, 275-foot-tall General Sherman Tree. On the way to the river meadows around Three Rivers, the route switchbacks frequently. Winter snowstorms may temporarily close the road.