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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334
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Hi all. This is DEFINITELY a great place to visit to see sequoia trees. (Not redwoods - they're by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wendy S
Rockaway, New Jersey
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The best. On this trip we had visited Sequoia National Park to see the Giant sequoias, then on a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shanghai, China
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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.
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1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hi all. This is DEFINITELY a great place to visit to see sequoia trees. (Not redwoods - they're by the coast. Sequoias are inland!) We did the SOUTH GROVE verses the NORTH GROVE. North grove is basically just a paved walk. Perfect for young kids...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The best. On this trip we had visited Sequoia National Park to see the Giant sequoias, then on a whim stopped in at Calaveras. We were sort of joking that we had already seen the big trees at SNP...then came out agreeing that Calaveras was...More

Thank Tralmix
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice easy trails for hiking, visitor center is nice, lots of educational info. Check out the "tree footprint" on the sidewalk & the tunnel through the Father of the forest. A must see, seriously. PS: heads up, bathroom are dirty.

Thank joanstrassner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hiked the South Redwood Grove, if you do the loop and the trail to the end it's 6 plus mile hike. Several creeks to cool off in. The Redwood trees are space out. Not too many on the route and the temperature is about 20...More

1  Thank RustyWater
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second tent camping trip with kids (ages 12 and 15) to the North Grove campground. Great camp site (#66). Not much shade during mid-day, but great view of stars at night! The campsites on either side of us were handicap-friendly, relatively flat and shady,...More

Thank Alma M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we went it was about 100 degrees so a short trail was in order. It was beautiful. So many different trees and fascinating information. Lots of info about the history too. We went because the redwoods at Yosemite were closed for renovation but...More

1  Thank Helen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calaveras Big Trees is a fantastic place to visit if you're looking for a closer place to San Francisco than Yosemite or Sequoia National Parks to see giant sequoias. If you're interested in forests, or just nature in general, I'd recommend coming to visit here....More

Thank PaulBPCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned to visit Mariposa but it was "closed for repairs"!! On the advice of a ranger we visited Big Trees, which turned out to be only a few miles from where we were staying in Angles Camp. Cost is $10, very reasonable ($9 for...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited while staying with family in Modesto. We had 12 people in our group with 6 children ranging from 4-17. We had a great little hike and we're really amazed at the forest. The hiking path is kid friendly and looked to be stroller...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This state park is massive, many areas you can go, but start at the center, the gift shop and the museum. Learn the history and soak it in. I went June 2017, it was hot but cooler in the shade because of the trees. The...More

1  Thank PeonyRoze
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Tom H
11 May 2017|
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We will be there early August.
23 February 2017|
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Response from NevadaHudson | Reviewed this property |
If you are on vacation, and want to stay somewhere nice and picturesque , try Sonora which fits all those, and you can take hwy 120 from there straight to Yosemite.