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“Ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Congress Trail

Congress Trail
Generals Hyway, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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“Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I couldn't help comparing the Redwood trails (sorry, no reviews for these) to the Congress trail and Sequoias. If you have a chance, go see the Redwoods closer to the coast. As for the Congress trail and the Sequoias, I wasn't as excited to see these trees and wasn't as impressed. The trail is ok (make sure to bring some water if you go). We walked this trail after visiting the General Sherman tree (that was nice to see) and thought it was ok, but wouldn't say I would do it again.

Visited June 2014
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Cincinnati
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“Walk this trail when you visit General Sherman”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beginning at the Sherman Tree, this two mile paved trail has striking and unique collections of giant sequoias: the House and Senate Groups, the fallen Telescope Tree, the President Tree, and others. The trail is mostly gentle ups and downs, but take water.

Visited June 2014
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Sacramento, CA
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“Good addition when visiting General Sherman tree”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Congress trails adds several impressive Sequoias that make a trip to see General Sherman even more enjoyable. Its a 2-mile trip with very little elevation gain. If you find yourself at GS then I would definitely recommend adding this short hike.

Visited July 2014
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“Oh my! Don't Miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Spent the day in Sequoia National Park and this was my favorite hike. Hike started off seeing a moma bear and her 3 cubs. Me and my wife hike regularly and the hike was fairly easy. The loop takes you though a forest that is breathtaking! You also walk by the General Sherman tree, this hike can make you feel small, beautiful and easy hike! Don't miss it!

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“Two mile trail that takes you to some of the larger Sequoia trees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is one of, if not the best trail in the Giant Forest. So many people are interested in simply seeing the General Grant Tree, that they miss this trip and miss an amazing group of trees. We were told he Giant Forest has many miles of trails, some of them we found to be not clearly marked, but the Congress trail is easy to follow, and takes you to some of the larger trees. If you have the time, don't pass up this one.

Visited July 2014
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