Congress Trail

EASY 102 reviews
#5 of 83 trails in

Congress Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Red Fir, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wildlife

snow

no dogs

This popular trail begins at the General Sherman Tree and takes you into the heart of the Giant Forest. It is also a pleasant snow-shoe in the winter months.

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18 days ago

Awesome 2 mike trail including several of the largest living things on Earth. Easy walk and the trees smell amazing

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19 days ago

My family and I headed out early on this trail on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It felt as if we had the whole trail all to ourselves on the way out. There are so many just as amazing trees as the General Sherman. The paved trail was unexpected but good because the three miles felt like six with the altitude, the hills, and all the photo ops. On the way back, we met the midday crowd, especially back at the Sherman Trail.

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I've hiked this trail many times. great scenery.

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2 months ago

Much better than General Sherman Trail. Hike itself was 4 stars but the 5th comes from finding a trails right behind the Senate group (doesn't show on maps here) that connected to other trails ultimately. Saw less than a dozen people over 3 hours and had the giant trees pretty much all to myself and all within yards of the "rat race".

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2 months ago

The president tree is pretty cool, but I really enjoy the senate trees grouped together, it really gives the feeling of being in the forest.

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