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The World’s Largest Pine Tree Is Right Here In Idaho And You’ll Want To Visit

Trees. Idaho is full of ’em. But some are a little more special than others.

While searching for the Northwest Passage with the Corps of Discovery, Meriwether Lewis wrote in his journal, “The long-leafed pine forms the principle timber of the neighborhood.” In this document, penned nearly 300 years ago, Lewis was describing the West’s Ponderosa Pine, a tree so towering and majestic that its very name – ponderosa – is Latin for “heavy, weighty, and inspired.”

The history of this is rooted in Idaho’s landscape. And Idaho just happens to be home to the world’s largest, tucked away in one of the most beautiful parks in the state. It’s the perfect family outing and photo op, all in one!

Too cool! Did you know this record-breaking historical tree was in our very own capital city? For another humble giant, check out our previous post on the oldest tree in the country… it’s here in Idaho, too!

Jennifer
Super-rad musician, scholar, and Idaho native who has loves basking in Idaho sunsets and indulging in spontaneous nature walks across the state.