Congress Trail

Type: Nature Trail
Length: 2.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

See more details.

Become an NRT Ambassador

Join a cadre of volunteers to help improve the data on this trail.

Directions

Location: In Sequoia-Kings Canyon NP by the Gen. Sherman Tree on the Generals Highway.
States: California
Counties: Tulare
Latitude: 36.58024   Longitude: -118.75188

Not Available. Can you provide this missing data?

Description

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.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1982

Contact Information

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.

Trail Management:
Mary Anne Carlton
Park Ranger
Sequoia and King's Canyon National Park
Box C Lodgepole
Sequoia and King?s Canyon NP , CA 93262
(559) 565-3781
http://www.nps.gov/seki

 

Photos

No additional photos are available.

Reviews

No reviews are available. Be the first to leave one!

 

Suggest an Edit

Do you see a problem with this trail data? Contact us below: