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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334
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if you wish to be closer to nature and see how nature balances be here

This is excellent place for adults and kids.The north trail is worth walking with kids takes about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mumbai, India

It was a long out of the way drive from Lake Tahoe ( 2 1/2 hours of windy roads) I was questioning... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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” (89 reviews)
“visitor center” (46 reviews)
1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is excellent place for adults and kids.The north trail is worth walking with kids takes about 2 hours if you read every thing about trees. you see 3500 year old trees, man made disasters .Carry some water if walking in summer

Thank ejsarma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a long out of the way drive from Lake Tahoe ( 2 1/2 hours of windy roads) I was questioning myself if it was worth it when the sun was going down and we were not there yet Yes - well worth it...More

Thank Brett1712
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this visit in the winter I've never had the time to see the snow at Big Trees. It was enjoyable listening to the birds crunching through the snow and making a snow angel. I love the large sequoia trees and the history...More

Thank Marlese C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place to walk in the nature, the giant redwoods are stunning and its like you are transported back in time. There are many marked trails you can follow and also a visitor center with a small museum, lots of info and nice clean bathrooms.

Thank Scuba Diver I
Reviewed 29 November 2017

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

2  Thank Steven C
Reviewed 25 November 2017 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 15 November 2017 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 11 November 2017

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 9 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
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Questions & Answers
25 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
12 May 2017|
Response from Tom H |
We will be there early August.