Congress Trail in Sequoia National Park

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You shouldn’t go to Sequoia National Park without a quick visit to Congress Trail. This is probably the most popular trail, but contains a few points of interest that can’t be missed. Luckily, this trail is right off the main road through the park and accessible for everyone. Walking the whole loop can be done quickly and easily as it is only a few miles of fairly flat trail. Even though the path is paved, the forest around it remains virtually untouched and there are many strange arrangements of redwoods standing, fallen, or scarred by fire. Many of the trees are named for presidents and other important historical figures. Here are the highlights…

General Sherman Tree – the largest tree in the world by volume

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Trail Tunnel

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Fallen Sequoias (ones much more impressive than this)

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More Redwoods Galore! (The House Group, The Senate Group, etc.)

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