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Congress Trail

 13 votes

Length

1.9 Miles 3.0 Kilometers


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Singletrack

Elevation

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

Conditions


All Clear 54 days ago
Dry, Fallen Trees - 1 fallen tree; 1 unclear intersection with Alta trail, just keep going. Bring water due to high 7k elevation. Take shuttle. History

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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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Jan 14, 2018
Abraham Osuna
Jan 1, 2018
Chris McCloud
Did with Jiaxin & Sasi as part of stop at Sequoia during Nevada/California trip December 2017-January 2018
Dec 25, 2017
Missy Longshore
Paved; keep going to see the President, the Senate, and Congress, plus Chief Sequayah. Hug the President! Walk thru trees. 1.9mi
Nov 11, 2017
Radia J
Oct 20, 2017
Alberto Castro
1.9mi
Sep 30, 2017
Ryan Klink
Sep 17, 2017
Christina Ruiz
2mi
Sep 10, 2017
Povilas Paškūnas

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  4.4 from 13 votes

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