Congress Trail

EASY 75 reviews
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Congress Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sequoia National Park, 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
600 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.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

The trail is mostly paved. Alot of tourists on this popular trail. It is next to the famous Sherman Tree.

Easy stroll. Cool seeing all the big sequoias. I was a little disappointed as I was expecting super ginormous trees with all the hype.

4 days ago

4 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Great. Super mit Kindern, früh am Morgen ist man fast allein.... mit einigen Tieren. Unbedingt gesamten Loop gehen.

hiking
11 days ago

A stress-free saunter. This trail is primarily paved and doesn't take a ton of effort. You're rewarded with magnificent up close looks at giant sequoias. As other reviews have stated, the size of some of these trees rival that of General Sherman yet the trail itself is typically sparsely populated in comparison to the permanently crowded scene in front of The General.

hiking
12 days ago

12 days ago

I loved this trail. It was only about a 2 mile trail and it took us about 1.5 hours to complete with a few stops. We loved it!

Few people take the whole trail!

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Great hike! You can see and touch dozens of Sequoias. Very beautiful and significantly few people once you get down the trail

hiking
22 days ago

23 days ago

This trail is perfect Sequoia National Park and is a must-do. You will walk right next to GROUPS of Sequoias almost as big as the General Sherman Tree. I was amazed at the lack of people on this trail when compared to the enormous crowds just a couple hundred yards away. We were not alone, but there were literally hundreds of people at the General Sherman Tree and we bumped into maybe 20 people total on this trail.

1 month ago

You'll see tons of huge sequoias while you walk on this shaded path. There are even a few sequoias you get to walk through! Very quiet trail since everyone is back at General Sherman.

1 month ago

Good for families lots of big trees

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1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

This was a great trail to see a bunch of Giant Sequoias all in a small area. It was an easy stroll on mainly paved trails. If you want to add additional mileage and get away from most of the crowds, there are several trials that split off this trail. Some of those are still inside the Giant Forest area but are a little more challenging than the Congress Trail.