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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

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Address: 1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
Phone Number: +1 209-795-2334

Home of the giant sequoias called "Tree Giants," and a great...

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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Winter Wonderland Among the Giant Sequoias

I went here on December 1st, and there was already snow on the ground. It was beautiful to behold. Beware: The North Grove trail is not shoveled. The trail was mostly covered... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here on December 1st, and there was already snow on the ground. It was beautiful to behold. Beware: The North Grove trail is not shoveled. The trail was mostly covered with ice and snow. The middle of the trail, where the snow had been packed down was quite icy. I walked along the sides of the trail, where... More 

Thank Blaize S
Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't visited here in many years and after visiting yesterday,I have missed a special area and it won't be long till we go back. My son and I decided to drive the 8 miles and hike the 5 mile south grove trail.The hike is fairly flat and the scenery is pretty.The trail is wide and maintained. Once you start... More 

1 Thank Yosemitesteve
El Cerrito, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park, with samples of the world’s largest trees, is a must-see if you’re in “Gold Country.” We walked part of the trail that leaves from near the parking lot and gift shop. One irritation is that the start of the trail is not marked, and it should be: go to the left of the gift shop/visitors’ center, as you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family hiking trip to big tress, it's very beautiful, get there early to be able to see everything because when the sun goes down it gets spooky:) dark. Also don't forget to wear your hiking boots.

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Highland, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to understand the power of nature. We took our time and walked the trail over 2 hours.

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Minden, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite places to view Giant Sequoias in California. There are more Sequoias here than Yosemite National Park, and the Mariposa grove there has been closed for over a year. Highly recommend hiking the 5 mile trail in the south grove, in which there is only a 68 foot elevation gain. Really beautiful in early May... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time in a RV , we arravied to campground in dark , easy to find our already booked spot for two nights. The spot was great and level to park , which was good, There is no hookup or it might have been water, but we did not have any power or things like that at the campground, But... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

There are two groves of sequoias protected in this state park - the only state park in California that protects the world's largest trees. We opted for the north grove loop hike, which is next to the visitor center and the shorter of the two loops (the south grove is more remote, requiring an 8 mile drive once inside the... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Take wonderful drive through the Gold Country to visit Giant Sequoia trees hundreds of years old. There are well maintained trails to walk and enjoy nature in it's finest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a hidden treasure in the Arnold area The times I have been here have never been crowded. It is fabulous walk through some of the largest trees in the world!

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