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A wonderful, short hike through the Giant Forest.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Point to Point

7,050' 2,149 m

High

6,837' 2,084 m

Low

350' 107 m

Up

314' 96 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brad H

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  4.5 from 35 votes

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Photos

The Trees!
Jul 6, 2015 near Three R…, CA
MK with The Senate - Sequoia NP
Jan 20, 2016 near Three R…, CA
Sequoia National Park. Congress Trail.
Nov 22, 2015 near Three R…, CA
General Sherman Tree
Jul 6, 2015 near Three R…, CA
Congress Trail, Sequoia National Park
Jul 6, 2015 near Three R…, CA
Congress Trail, Sequoia National Park
Jul 6, 2015 near Three R…, CA

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Nov 19, 2023
Sophia Luo
Oct 19, 2023
Eric Philipp
This was by far my favorite hike in the park. 3mi — 1h 29m
Sep 20, 2023
John O'brien
7mi — 9h 30m
Sep 3, 2023
Cevat Akin
Jul 16, 2023
Nathan Roller
Jun 30, 2023
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Jun 26, 2023
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