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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334
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Mind-blowing beauty!

This was our first time to the park and it did not disappoint!! It rained on and off our first day... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Amongst these big trees is a place for me.

If you have never been, Big Trees is a must stop on your list! Having been a few times now, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sacramento, 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.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“north grove” (87 reviews)
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1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334

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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sequoia's at Calaveras are actually a bigger grove than the trees in Yosemite at Mariposa. Its well worth the drive to see them in all there glory. We visited the north grove and had a lovely walk around the 1.5 mile loop. To get...More

Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to see some "big trees" on this trip and Calaveras was our best option as far as distance. Great spot with great trails! Enjoyed using the map with points of interest marked (so be sure and invest the 50 cents in purchasing that...More

Thank staciefm
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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.