Congress Trail

 9 votes

1.9 Miles 3.0 Kilometers


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350' 107 m

Ascent

-314' -96 m

Descent

7,050' 2,149 m

High

6,837' 2,084 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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42 days agoUpdate

A wonderful, short hike through the Giant Forest.

Brad Hartl

Overview

This short loop will take longer than you might expect... You'll be looking upward constntly. Beware of sore necks!
Features: Views
Family Friendly: Fantastic paved path with a visual experience of the giant sequoias that won't soon be forgotten by the young-ones.
Dogs: No Dogs

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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Aug 12, 2017
Eena Colada
1.9mi
Aug 9, 2017
Katie W
After general sherman. Lots of downed trees, cool views. Paved, easy. Even after long day of other trails.
Aug 5, 2017
Blair Tirpak
Aug 4, 2017
Taylor H
With David
Jul 15, 2017
Jeremy Smith
Jun 12, 2017
Lisa P
Jun 10, 2017
Danielle Mangine
Beautiful, easy path to meander through the beautiful sequoias. The trees are stunning and unlike anything I've ever seen! 2mi
May 26, 2017
Tim Frank
1.9mi

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  4.2 from 9 votes

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