THING TO DO

Hike Among the Giants

A hiker travels along a park trail. Image by Tuan Nguyen.

There is no better way to explore the Giant Forest than by going out on the trails. The Congress Trail is a moderate, 2-mile (3.2-km) loop that starts from the General Sherman Tree and takes you into the heart of the sequoia grove. After centuries of weathering and fire, each individual tree has a unique story and appearance. The trail takes you by numerous mature sequoias, including the President Tree (the third largest tree in the world), as well as the famous House and Senate groups.

Details
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
During winter, trail may be covered in snow and more suitable for snowshoeing. Check the our current conditions webpage for updated information.

Last updated: July 31, 2020