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Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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  • My wife and I recently visited the Calaveras Big Trees State Park just outside of Arnold, CA. We followed a 1.5 mile, easily negotiated, trail, which took us just about 2 hours. The hike was great and...  read more »
  • We enjoyed an easy walk among the Sequoias. Great place to picnic and the campgrounds looked inviting. The gift shop was great too. 
  • Peaceful one mile hike...level, not strenuous...Giant Sequoias are AMAZING! Good history provided in the brochure. Visitor center is newer and comfortable. Picnic areas and camping available. Also a n...  read more »
  • Great place to visit, we loved it. The only downside was that our small dog was not allowed on the trails. The picnic and campground area was very well maintained. One of the picnic areas had a trail down to a creek, it was beautiful. The visitor and information Center was well maintained and was informative. The staff was very friendly and informative. We had a great time, a must see if in the area and a great place to camp. Several people we talked to had seen a bear and her cub while hiking on the trails.
  • Another one of my favorite parks. This park has the famous red woods. Lots of camping space. Fun place for the family. Has lots of trails for all. Very easy to get to on the Highway.
  • Amazing trails ranging from easy to seriously advanced with something for everyone stunning views well worth the drive. The best part is that it was very low traffic, we occasionally passed other groups but not nearly the masses I was expecting.
  • Beautiful and Big Trees, but that is obvious.The north grove is popular and worth the trip alone but make the trip to the opposite side of the Northern Stanislaus River (stop here for a dip) to the South grove. That is where you will find the largest trees in the park the walk in the South grove is about 5 miles. The best part about the north grove is that it is shorter and it is much more wheelchair accessible. Remember to bring your grandma with you because there is a senior discount on the park entrance fee and she will love it!
  • Lots of trails and lots of big trees! The Staff and Rangers are very nice and willing to ask any questions. We came here with someone on a wheelchair and one of the trails was still perfect for her. More difficult trails are available for those adventure seekers. Just watch out driving to this place! Small Wyndy up and down hill slopes make for a fun but scary ride.
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