Congress Trail
Congress Trail
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DesertRose
441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is a great way to get a chance to see many of the huge trees if you're time crunched.
They are truly amazing and it is a primeval experience to get a chance to be next to them.
The walk itself is very easy and anyone in even a basic level of fitness should have no problem however there are stairs in parts so I'd pass if you have mobility issues.
As this is a very popular spot parking will be a problem unless you are very early or just avoid it by using the park shuttle.
Written June 9, 2024
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lizakq
Naguabo1,618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Only did this trail partially but what I got to see I loved...no crowds at all. This trail is close to the General Sherman tree and as must people just go yo see that they miss on an amazing trail with beautiful majestic trees.
Written November 6, 2023
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backpacker111ca
Toronto, Canada100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Wow. I was not expecting to be so impressed by this place. The soft light filtering through the giant ancient Sequoias was ethereal. Walking this trail early in the morning after the sun has risen and before the crowds is a must. I spent hours wandering around.
Written October 28, 2023
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Scenic679423
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Wow. I was not expecting to be so taken with this place. Getting there darling in the morning before the crowds is a must to experience the ethereal beauty and calm. The soft light filtering through the massive ancient Sequoias was a photographers dream!
Written October 28, 2023
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HeatherCox
Fredericktown, MO102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This is the must do trail in Sequoia. You see all the giants on the well maintained and easy walking trail. The photo opportunities are endless. Such a beautiful area.
Written August 23, 2023
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Tremendous trail of the tallest trees in America is just the beginning of a great journey through this pristine national park. There are lots of trails and you can peruse through various areas and great some awesome photo opportunities.
Written June 28, 2023
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Sarah L
London, UK3,318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The Congress Trail is a great trail to do if you're not up for doing half days hikes. The whole loop probably takes a good 1.5 hours depending on how fast/slow you go. You get great views, particularly near the end and it starts just a stone's throw away from the General Sherman tree.
Written October 15, 2022
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tracey k
Redmond, WA756 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We parked at General Sherman Tree parking lot. From there, the paved trail heads downward, with some few steps. The Congress Trail is well signed and you reach the turnoff just before the General Sherman Tree, which is just a tad beyond. We checked out that tree then headed out on Congress trail, which is also paved and has a bit more elevation gain. The trees here are stunning, truly awe inspiring. I found the plentiful evidence of fire damage to be, well, humbling and soulful. This trail is a pure jewel. It loops around, back to Sherman, and by then, gotta say, uphill to the parking lot was a bit of an effort. We entered Congress at9:30am, mid week. When we arrived back to Sherman, there were lines of people to take pictures.
Written September 13, 2022
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lkis229
Southington, CT566 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The trail is paved for easy walking of all abilities and not to be missed. You can get up close to the huge trees and realize how small you are! Highlights are the Senate, the House, the President trees. You can walk through a tree and easily hike the entire trail.
Written August 3, 2022
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Sally S
Fort Littleton, PA126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Amazing amount of sequoias and the trail gets close enough for touching without going off trail and damaging vegetation. We went toward the evening around 6pm and had less people. We were easily back up at the car before sunset which we went to Moro Rock to see. Bathrooms are in parking lot above the hike. Same area that you will see the General Sherman tree.
Written July 25, 2022
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