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Congress Trail

 14 votes

Length

1.9 Miles 3.0 Kilometers

85%

Runnable

0%

Singletrack

Elevation

350' 107 m

Ascent

-314' -96 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

7,050' 2,149 m

High

6,837' 2,084 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 61 days ago
Dry, Fallen Trees - 1 fallen tree; 1 unclear intersection with Alta trail, just keep going. Bring water due to high 7k elevation. Take shuttle. History

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A wonderful, short run through the Giant Forest.

Brad Hartl

Overview

This short loop will take longer than you might expect... You'll be looking upward constntly. Beware of sore necks!
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Runner Notes

Most of the route is paved asphalt.

Description

This is one of the easiest ways to see a bunch of the giant sequoias in a short amount of time.

The trail starts from the General Sherman Tree area and makes a winding loop around the grove. It doesn't make too much of difference which way you take it. There are lots of trails intersecting the Congress Trail, but everything is very well signed, so this doesn't present too much of a challenge.

Flora & Fauna

Five of the ten largest trees (by trunk volume) are located in the grove.

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  4.4 from 14 votes

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