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Congress Trail

Generals Hyway, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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a beautiful, relatively easy hike through the Sequoia trees

Lots of tourists stop just to see the General Sherman Tree and miss the best part, the Congress... read more

Reviewed yesterday
demTravels
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Boone, North Carolina
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An easy, scenic walk

When in Sequoia National Park, it's typically a must to see the General Sherman tree, but if you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SVSBLR
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San Diego, California
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“sherman tree” (19 reviews)
“giant sequoias” (17 reviews)
“easy hike” (12 reviews)
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Generals Hyway, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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+1 559-565-3341
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"wonderful hike"
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"forest experience"
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"sights and sounds"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of tourists stop just to see the General Sherman Tree and miss the best part, the Congress Trail. This is a “must do” if you want to experience the beauty of the Sequoias and get some exercise too. Bring snacks, water, and a park...More

Thank demTravels
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When in Sequoia National Park, it's typically a must to see the General Sherman tree, but if you enjoy a good walk, then consider taking the longer Congress Trail, a 3.5-mile easy-footing loop which will give you views of the Senate grove and Chief Sequoyah...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This trail is accessible from the path to the General Sherman tree. If you make it to see the Sherman, do yourself a favor, and spend another 30 to 60 minutes to walk in the grove and see the adjacent giant Sequoias, including those on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

take this easy train and enjoy much better view of multiple giant trees where you can take pictures and absorb yourself in nature with much less crowd as compared to general sherman. Trail has nice shade and its all paved,takes you around number of Great...More

Thank Jafar z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a 2 Mile, very easy hike, trail is 100% paved and is much more level than the hike down to the General Sherman Tree, which is where this trail begins. We went early and saw woodpeckers, mule deer, pikas, and chipmunks. This is...More

Thank GoFryGo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trial is in the Giant Forest area which consists of a lot of easy, paved, and shady trails which we liked very much. The giant sequoia trees are named as the president, the senate, the house etc that makes hiking more fun. High recommend.

1  Thank nanayu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Congress trail is just one of many interconnecting trails in the Giant Forest area. Be sure to purchase a Giant Forest Map at any park visitor center so that you will understand your options as you walk. Any of the short diversions from the...More

Thank LaurieJanean
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hike along a paved path that gives you great views f numerous giant trees. Great for kids and older folks. Highly recommend it.

Thank steven P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Congress trail is just off the Sherman trail and it doesn't take very long to get away from the crowds. It is full of giant sequoias that you can walk right up to. Buy a trail map from the visitor center (I think it...More

Thank Ginger992016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a paved walk through a great grove of Sequoia trees. What makes it fun is the names they are given like the Senate, The House. Take your time and enjoy this walkway. Although it is not a super long walk it is up...More

2  Thank jeffrey w
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