Congress Trail
Congress Trail
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lizakq
Naguabo1,147 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 6 November 2023
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backpacker111ca
Toronto, Canada95 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 28 October 2023
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Scenic679423
1 contribution
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 28 October 2023
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HeatherCox
Fredericktown, MO105 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 23 August 2023
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,248 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 28 June 2023
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Sarah L
London, UK3,067 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 15 October 2022
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tracey k
Redmond, WA646 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 13 September 2022
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lkis229
Southington, CT585 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 3 August 2022
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Sally S
Fort Littleton, PA88 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 25 July 2022
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free2venture
Virginia458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Loved this cool, shaded, peaceful trail away from the hordes of General Sherman. It was my absolute favorite part of the park and the least hot on an 85+ degree day. It was refreshing and beautiful. Went with our 3 kids ages 10-13 and there were a few steep places that worried me with them, but not too bad. The smoke seemed to agitate my child with asthma a bit, but it was not too strong. Only real complaint would be like my main Sequoia complaint, not enough signage to say what tree was what...actually didn't see a single sign beyond "Congress Trail" here. Nevertheless, very nice trail, and again, my favorite.
Written 15 July 2022
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