Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California

4.7
#81 of 403 in Nature in California
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  • August 14, 2017
    Yesterday was all about Murphys, Ironstone Winery and Calaveras Big Trees SP. We had a concert last night at Ironstone ; nice venue but do your homework about parking there. Anyway, we arrived early a...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Amazing place! the 1.67 hike in the North grove was and fabulous experience! Easy flat hike that really is so inspiring! Great for all ages! The new gift shop and museum is terrific!. This was a highl...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Had a great day in Big Trees! The North Grove is great for folks that want an informative yet, easy stroll through the sequoias. The South Grove presents a great hike with BEAUTIFUL stream crossings f...  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Another Sierra Nevada gem. Huge trees, but you know that because of the parks name! My parents took us here as children and I still go back every few years. Two hiking trails in the park, both are pretty easy and take you through the forest. This could easily be a day trip with a stop in for lunch or dinner in Murphys on your way there or your way back.
  • June 9, 2017
    Biggest trees in the world!!!!! What can I say! Just wonderful sites and great history here! Only halve half a day? No problem theres short hikes... have more time? Do the longer hikes 2-4 hours and see the biggest of the big trees.
  • June 6, 2017
    Great park, highly recommend for sequoia viewing and hiking. One thing I didn't expect was the somber mood in the North Grove. There you'll find three trees destroyed by humans: Discovery (cut down), Mother of the Forest (bark stripped), and Pioneer Cabin (tunnel cut through). To me, it's a reminder that humans ruin everything, although hopefully we're getting better.
  • April 23, 2017
    Easy, level access to a large grove of giant ancient redwoods. Two well maintained camping areas. Great gift shop and natural museum. Only a few hiking trails. A real gem in the California State Park system.
  • March 23, 2017
    One of my top 5 favorite outdoor getaways. Beautiful walking trails and plenty of history. Camping here is serene. The gift shop is a lot of fun, too. Snow in the winter, lots of fun activities in the spring and summer. Great fun for everyone.

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