Congress Trail, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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  • August 14, 2017
    We got to the area late in the day and it was crowded. This trail was recommended and it is among the Sequoias and well work doing, but it is poorly marked. We even asked young hikers which way to go ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This trail starts near the General Sherman tree. It is a loop and a very scenic hike and the trail is paved. Bring plenty of water, and wear good walking shoes. Plan on more than an hour to do the loo...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Went to Sequoia NP to see the trees and the other areas of the park. While the General Sherman Tree was the focal point of many people, we veered off the path from it to take in the two mile Congress ...  more »

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks provide plenty of lodging right inside their boundaries. Kings Canyon operates three lodges and a set of cabins, with two of the lodges and the cabins remaining open throughout the year. Of these, the John Muir Lodge sits closest to the entrance. The parks also offer more than a dozen campgrounds about equally distributed between them, with most operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites fill up quickly on Friday nights in summer, but you should be able to find a place for your tent any other time during the week. Your accommodation options expand if you look along Sierra Road to the west of the parks. Motels, nature resorts, inns, bed and breakfasts, and lodges line the road, which runs alongside the North Fork Kaweah River.
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