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Congress Trail

 4.3 (15)

Length


1.9 Miles 3.0 Kilometers


350' 107 m

Ascent

-314' -96 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

7,050' 2,149 m

High

6,837' 2,084 m

Low

Shared By Brad H

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A wonderful, short hike through the Giant Forest.

Brad H

Dogs No Dogs

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Family Friendly Fantastic paved path with a visual experience of the giant sequoias that won't soon be forgotten by the young-ones.

Overview

This short loop will take longer than you might expect... You'll be looking upward constntly. Beware of sore necks!

Description

This is one of the easiest ways to see a bunch of the giant sequoias in a short amount of time.

The trail starts from the General Sherman Tree area and makes a winding loop around the grove. It doesn't make too much of difference which way you take it. There are lots of trails intersecting the Congress Trail, but everything is very well signed, so this doesn't present too much of a challenge.

Flora & Fauna

Five of the ten largest trees (by trunk volume) are located in the grove.

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Nov 10, 2018
Cristina Casas Aviles
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Oct 7, 2018
David Taylor
Oct 5, 2018
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Sep 4, 2018
D Rosenfeld
2mi
Aug 29, 2018
Cheryl Chow
Aug 20, 2018
Milui Frobnitz
Aug 2, 2018
Family de Rooij
Aug 1, 2018
Marielle de Rooij
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  4.3 from 15 votes

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  4.3 from 15 votes
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