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Address: Generals Hyway, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: (559) 565-3341
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While you are at General Sherman

After you take your time and see General Sherman, I highly recommend you take the 2 mile Congress Trail Hike to see the other amazing, but not as famous, trees. The trail in not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Adriane W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After you take your time and see General Sherman, I highly recommend you take the 2 mile Congress Trail Hike to see the other amazing, but not as famous, trees. The trail in not marked very well so look at the large map provided by the park to see where to start and finish the trail.

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Austin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool trail with tons of cool large trees and on a weekend is about one of the only places to get simi away from large groups. We loved the many groups on trees together some burned by fire some fallen and some perfect! It's paved but I wouldn't take a wheelchair on it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

A beautiful location to walk among the largest trees in the world. These trees are some of the most impressive things I have ever seen

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Lahti, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

this hike is fantastic a little bit of a challenge to some but , if you are a photographer or a person that is in need of feeling like just a human among giants , this is a great trail , do not pass this one . in sequoia !!!!!!! the rest is about to unfurl after this hike .

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

A great hike around the giant forest with plenty of places for amazing photos. There are options for short or very long hikes.

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

From the General Sherman Tree, this trail winds its way through the forest, passing several other giant sequoias. The Congress Trail is much quieter than the Sherman Tree, as tourists generally don't traverse the trails in the area. This well-marked, mostly paved trail winds its way through sequoia groves. You'll actually be able to walk up to and touch the... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Moderately difficult hike with easy slopes most of the time. It is next to the General Sherman but has relatively less crowds than Sherman. Walk among the giant sequoias - Senate, Presidents, House, etc for a huge, healthy dose of pure air and relaxation. Lots of photo ops too.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Even though it was late September, there still were a lot of tourists around the General Sherman Tree. We took the Congress Trail and within a minute or two were all alone. I wouldn't say that the route is very easy, but it has only mild slopes. We saw the House, Senate, and a lot of big trees without anybody... More 

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Donald, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The trail wasn't as crowded as the path around the General Sherman tree, but we did see hikers frequently. It's paved and an easy hike. We enjoyed the different tree groups, The House, The Senate. I loved President McKinley. The climb up at the end is strenuous.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This is a paved trail through a forest of huge Sequoia trees and other foliage. There are some gentle hills to walk and seems to be a popular feature of the Park

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