Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California

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#79 of 401 in Nature in California
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  • This is excellent place for adults and kids.The north trail is worth walking with kids takes about 2 hours if you read every thing about trees. you see 3500 year old trees, man made disasters .Carry s...  more »
  • It was a long out of the way drive from Lake Tahoe ( 2 1/2 hours of windy roads) I was questioning myself if it was worth it when the sun was going down and we were not there yet Yes - well worth it ....  more »
  • I really enjoyed this visit in the winter I've never had the time to see the snow at Big Trees. It was enjoyable listening to the birds crunching through the snow and making a snow angel. I love the l...  more »
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  • Pictures don't do big trees justice. Incredible stories to go along with amazing trees. Might be a bit of a drive to get to this gem and secret but the reward is tremendous. Towering trees abound as you meander around on a self guided tour. Believe park guided tours were available but we were fine doing the reading and narrating ourselves. Must see if you are this way!
  • Love everything!! The trees are very beautiful and so does the structure of the roads, a bit mysterious I would say. I didn't see any animals but totally recommend this place for everyone, a perfect place to relax, camping and family time. I also enjoy the hot chocolate but don't get too close to the fire because they'll throw rocks of sparks.
  • I first came here in 1999 as a field trip with my 6th grade class and again in 2013. The massive trees rival other established parks. There's nice easy paths which makes a excellent experience. You will get a sense of our former planet and if your like me a bit of resentment to the people who destroyed these unique creatures.
  • Calaveras became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the “Discovery Tree”, the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction ever since, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California.
  • Although crowded at times the North Grove is the most visited. South Grove although a little bit further in is also very picturesque. Best time to go be there just as the gates open be done before noon when everybody shows up.

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