Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
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Location: In Sequoia-Kings Canyon NP by the Gen. Sherman Tree on the Generals Highway.
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The Congress Trail is a level, two-mile loop trail that begins at the General Sherman Tree along Generals Highway. The path follows a paved route through the heart of the Giant Forest. It is recommended for first-time visitors to Sequoia National Park and for visitors with limited time. This is one of the easiest access points to large groupings of the Big Trees. The Congress Trail is so named because the trees have been given important names. Famous sequoias along this trail include the House and Senate Groups, the President, Chief Sequoyah, General Lee and McKinley Trees. Be prepared for crowds at this site, it's one of the best viewing areas for the giant trees anywhere. The trail is wheelchair accessible.
Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1982
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: NPS Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Mary Anne Carlton
Sequoia and King's Canyon National Park
Box C Lodgepole
Sequoia and King?s Canyon NP , CA 93262
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