Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California

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#76 of 403 in Nature in California
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  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park is amazing and beautiful. I have visited with my family during every season. There are paths that are accessible and some that will require snowshoes. The creek and rive...  more »
  • We walked the easy 1.6 mile loop through the North Grove early on a Sunday morning. Got there at 8:30am and saw one runner at the start but nobody along route. Spend 50 cents and buy the self-tour gui...  more »
  • Definately go during a weekday during non peak summer season for the best experience! Well marked trails, informative museum behind the gift shop. Lots of great photo shots. Super easy to walk trails ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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