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If you only have time to walk one trail this should be it.

As they enter Sequoia National Park many visitors head straight for the Sherman Tree. Far fewer... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Northeast Ohio
Worth the time for the hike

A short two mile hike from the General Grant area takes you to a multitude of sequoias groves. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amarillo, Texas
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Generals Hyway, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Congress trail is all paved with asphalt. We just walked the whole thing today. I saw literature ( even at the trailhead) that said it was “partially” paved. There were some places where the asphalt showed upheaval due to weather or roots, but walking...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As they enter Sequoia National Park many visitors head straight for the Sherman Tree. Far fewer people continue past Sherman to follow the Congress Trail. It’s too bad because the loop is worth the extra time and effort. Then again, those who are ambitious enough...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short two mile hike from the General Grant area takes you to a multitude of sequoias groves. A walk thru tunnel and multiple wildlife sightings added to the fun.

Thank wojo2015
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful walk. We did this on a rainy part of the afternoon when we didn’t feel that it was safe to go on exposed trails. The damp forest touched all of our senses especially smell. I wish you could bottle that up!

Thank PamDoug
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Definitely 5 stars. An approx. 3 mile trail that passes a ton of Giant Sequoias, including the Senate and the House. The hike starts at the crowded General Sherman Tree, but the crowds thin a lot as soon as you leave that immediate area.

Thank MilesMereV
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Most visitors stop by to quickly see the General Sherman Tree, the world’s largest living tree, but don’t bother to take the nearby Congress Trail to the south. It passes through many of the largest trees in the Giant Forest including what is now rated...More

Thank haveboozewilltravel
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The Congress Trail is perhaps my favourite in Sequoia NP. It takes in so many of the biggest of these magnificent and wonderful trees, including the 'President', which is the third biggest tree in the world by volume - and you can stand next to...More

1  Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The Congress Trail meanders among the colossal sequoias. While the hike down (and back up) to the Sherman Sequoia is a little demanding, the Congress Trail itself covers some elevation, but at a gentle pace. Our seven year old handled it with no problem and...More

Thank coastal_confessions
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We love the Congress Trail! So much to see! So beautiful! We even saw a deer. I would highly recommend this after you see general Sherman! It’s paved too.

2  Thank Heidi L
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Trails aren’t very well marked, the trails in the map and the ones you come across on the trail itself, don’t always match.

1  Thank Chica5161
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