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Congress Trail

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Trail

1.9 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 350' 107 m
Descent: -314' -96 m
High: 7,050' 2,149 m
Low: 6,837' 2,084 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Brad H

A wonderful, short hike through the Giant Forest.

Brad H

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.

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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Sep 18, 2019
Joel Shu
Sep 7, 2019
Cassandra Soh
Sep 7, 2019
Josephine Yeo
Aug 25, 2019
Barbara H
Aug 16, 2019
A H
Jul 31, 2019
SUMANTH R
what a majestic group of trees! Be sure to check out The President, General Lee, The house group. 3.2mi — 1h 32m
Jun 27, 2019
Svetlana Krasnoshapka
Jun 25, 2019
Bailey Ramler

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  4.4 from 22 votes

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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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