Congress Trail

Visalia, California 93292

Congress Trail

Congress Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Not surprisingly, the largest tree in the world is an attraction guaranteed to lure throngs of tourists, both domestic and international, throughout the course of a Sierra summer. With the General Sherman Tree as the first stop, this 3-plus-mile, paved loop also visits the third, fourth, and 26th largest giant sequoias, and two of the most impressive clusters of the big trees, the Senate and House groups.

Short side trips offer even more possibilities for viewing other notable Giant Forest landmarks. While you shouldn’t expect to stand alone in reverent solitude before these awe-inspiring monarchs of the forest, the numbers of tourists drops dramatically the farther you travel away from the General Sherman Tree."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
550 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1-1.5 hours
Snow generally leaves the trails sometime in May in this part of the Giant Forest, permitting snow-free hiking until the first winter storm, usually in late October or early November.
Sequoia National Park
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Aug 2018