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Congress Trail

Generals Hyway, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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Loved this trail! Bring water & snacks

This hike is about 2 miles and starts at the General Sherman tree. I'm a 48 year old, overweight... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Seminole, Florida
Congress Trail - Great way to appreciate our national legislature

Congress trail is a nice intermediate trail to do in the Giant Forest area of Sequoia NP. You get... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Generals Hyway, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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Reviewed yesterday

This hike is about 2 miles and starts at the General Sherman tree. I'm a 48 year old, overweight teacher, who lives at sea level and I was able to do this paved path (7200 feet elevation) in about 2 hours. There is a lot...More

Thank linochat
Reviewed 3 days ago

Congress trail is a nice intermediate trail to do in the Giant Forest area of Sequoia NP. You get a good feel for the forest, get to see the General Sherman tree and by continuing on get away from the crowds a bit and can...More

Thank BadgerTripper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get away from all the people at the Sherman tree and enjoy this quiet path, surrounded by giant trees towering over you. The scent of the trees is overwhelming and so pure. Mostly one level with only a few inclines, it's an easy path. Enjoy...More

1  Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiking among these trees got us away from some of the crowds. The sights and smells were breath-taking and photos don't do justice! One of the favorite experiences of my life to walk with my family in the peace of this forest among these giant...More

1  Thank clemmy33
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meeting some of the other giants besides General Sherman is a pleasure during the Congress trail. Easy to get around and not to far to hike with children or elderly people.

Thank Marloes1011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To repeat the important points already made in other reviews: the Congress Trail is paved the whole way; is a loop beginning and ending at the General Sherman Tree; and is about 2.5+/- miles total. There are two specific points I want to stress in...More

3  Thank Dina0827
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited both the Grant Grove and the Congress Trail (begins right at the General Sherman Tree). We felt the Congress Trail offerred the best representation though both are fantastic. There was a small waterfall on this trail and a fallen trail you could walk...More

1  Thank adventure58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly magnificent hike in the forest. The Congress Trail is a spur from the General Sherman Tree trail. Join them together for the most wonderful hike in the forest that Sequoia National Park has to offer. Take the Sequoia National Park Shuttle to, or...More

3  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite trails in Sequoia. The trees are stunning on this path and we had it mostly to ourselves. You pick it up from the General Sherman tree and it winds through groves of Giant Sequoias for about 2 miles. I...More

2  Thank Bigswede72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly easy trail as you see the Chief and President tree as well as other names such as McKinley etc Around 2 miles of easy walking, next to general Sherman Tree.

1  Thank Robert B
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