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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334
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Great Day Trip with HUGE Trees!

While staying in Murphys, we took a short side trip to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park. We were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julikins55
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Lincoln, California
Huge Trees, Nice Visitors Center, Well-Marked Trail.

We stayed the night in Murphys, CA, and drove 15-minutes to the park on our trip between Yosemite... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
IN_Travelers47906
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While staying in Murphys, we took a short side trip to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park. We were definitely glad that we did! The park is beautiful and the trees are amazing! We started in the visitor center which had plenty of information about...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed the night in Murphys, CA, and drove 15-minutes to the park on our trip between Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe. They have an excellent Visitors Center which opens at 10. We arrived at 10:00 the first week of May and the parking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely hike at South Grove. The trees were huge & the dogwood were beautiful . There was a pretty bridge over Beaver Creek. We made a point to see the Agassiz tree, the largest in the park. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were camping near by and went to see the big trees. It was an incredible experience to take the kids on. I really loved learning some of the history behind the park and the beautiful trees.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been camping at this park for over 25 years now and it never gets boring. It is a large park that is more than 15 miles long with the Stanislaw river running through it. The giant sequoias in both the North and South...More

1  Thank DaleRachmeler
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great trails leading thru the groves of Giant Sequoia trees. Numerous trees, some in groupings and others standing by themselves and some of the giant trees have fallen. Wonderful place,

1  Thank cgknabe
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Famous old park that remains in good condition with a lot of space, places to go and see, and filled with wildlife. The road construction is basically done, and it is easy to get to this park which sits four miles East of Arnold where...More

3  Thank TravelPlenty5
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

I'm giving a 5 star but I have a word of note as well. We paid our $10 entrance fee thinking we would have access to the entire park. We found out once we entered that ONLY the North Grove trail was open - the...More

2  Thank Gina A
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

As a group of four on a quick three day road trip to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe this was our favorite. Having worked this in as a stop on our way, I couldn't have been happier. The park staff and volunteers were knowledgeable and and...More

3  Thank mrsbolen
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

BUT we paid $10. to get in an were given a general map. Stoped at visitors center 2:30pm on Saturday 4.21.18 The ladies behind the counter were more interested in talking to each other, so we followed a group to the big tree bottom. We...More

2  Thank MMandSM
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annemck2016
February 27, 2018|
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Response from MMandSM | Reviewed this property |
also Rt 131 is out from Mariposa North, as I said before, Rt 49 id also out. Get a good map, GPS is very sketchy.
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Virulana
July 25, 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.
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