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green 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

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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.

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Dec 26, 2018
Brandon Bosley
Nov 10, 2018
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Oct 9, 2018
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  4.3 from 18 votes

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