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Congress Trail

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Length

1.9 Miles 3.0 Kilometers


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

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All Clear 20 days ago
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A wonderful, short hike through the Giant Forest.

Brad Hartl

Overview [Suggest Changes]

This short loop will take longer than you might expect... You'll be looking upward constntly. Beware of sore necks!
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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.
Dogs: No Dogs

Description [Suggest Changes]

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 [Suggest Changes]

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

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Jun 4, 2018
R Ullman
Jun 1, 2018
Slawek Czajkowski
May 26, 2018
Keith Storsin
May 5, 2018
Haroon Muhammad
Apr 4, 2018
Lianne L
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

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  4.4 from 14 votes

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