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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334
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Something Splendid for Everyone

Whatever your level of fitness, you will be able to appreciate Big Trees. The North Grove, where... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steven C
Martinez, California
Nature at its best!!!

Beautiful park. If you are into hiking and able to do a bit of walking I recommend the South... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Santa Rosa, California
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Home of the giant sequoias called "Tree Giants," and a great place for family camping. Park entrance is located near Arnold, California.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“north grove” (88 reviews)
“visitor center” (43 reviews)
1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whatever your level of fitness, you will be able to appreciate Big Trees. The North Grove, where you enter the park from Hwy 4 east of Arnold, is a 1.5 mile loop through towering trees; it is level and wheelchair accessible when there isn't snow...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park. If you are into hiking and able to do a bit of walking I recommend the South Grove. It is 8.2 miles from the visitor center, not crowded, and a relatively easy 5 miles hike. Make sure you have water, snacks and dress...More

Thank JTeruelJax
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time to the park and it did not disappoint!! It rained on and off our first day here, so we basically had the entire park to ourselves. It was awesome!! We drove the 9ish mile road through the park and stopped...More

Thank WaterGirl777
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have never been, Big Trees is a must stop on your list! Having been a few times now, the park still impresses me the same as the first time. One thing, leave yourself plenty of time to get there. Driving in from Sacramento...More

Thank doctorbove
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I spent the day at Claveras Big Trees State Park yesterday - hiked both the South and North Grove trails - absolutely fabulous! Loves the South Grove trail better as is feels more like a natural forest - the North Grove's sequoias are very evident...More

Thank RLAMyers
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

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 river are both amazing. I have stayed many nights in the lower...More

Thank D. Michael W
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

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 guidebook which explains the well marked trail....More

Thank MaryBluEyes
Reviewed 29 October 2017

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 for all ages.

Thank Maiya L
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Today, we explored the State Park and marveled at the beautiful fall colors. We hiked the North trail and enjoyed the birds singing, the immense trees, the well laid out walking path, and the beautiful giant sequoias. We also drove to the Stanislaus River and...More

Thank jgoodnakhla
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The trees and grove are outstanding and well worth the trip. You can leisurely stroll through the park and take in the beauty of nature. If the trees could talk, each would have a story I'm sure. Allow a few hours for your walk/hike on...More

Thank Kat654
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25 July 2017|
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Response from Helen T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is really obvious which way to go from the car park. There are maps to show the routes and then clear markers.
Tom H
11 May 2017|
Response from Tom H |
We will be there early August.