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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

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Address: 1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
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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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Awesome place!

This is such a beautiful awesome place! We came for the Winter Wonderland event they had. It was our first time and usually sells out well in advance. So glad we came. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maribel L
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a beautiful awesome place! We came for the Winter Wonderland event they had. It was our first time and usually sells out well in advance. So glad we came. We brought our sled and the kids were able to go sledding in the snow. The staff is nice and knowledgeable about the park. It was neat to... More 

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North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my goodness, what an experience! $10/car to get into the state park (includes parking). Ladies at the Information Center were very helpful. Lots to look at and purchase in their gift shop too. This place made me tear up! I've never seen anything like these trees and I'm so very glad I did! I want to tell everyone about... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 4 made the trip to Big Trees State Park in December 2016. There was a nice layer of snow on the ground. If you have small children there is a nice area for sledding or tubing, but you have to bring your own. The warming hut opens at noon. It is located near the visitor center. They... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a four day vacation up in Murphys we chose to visit this park two days in a row--it was so majestic and fun for the children in the family. The ground was covered with snow; and luckily we had sleds and appropriate clothing. The kids sledded on deep and gentle slopes and laughed silly. We all trekked through the... More 

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1 Thank Evelina62
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to drive up there this 26th. Wonder to ask anyone has been there recently. We would stay and walk around a little to see the giant trees. Any info will be very appreciated. Thxs

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went in November of 2015 with some friends. We hiked one of the trails and I got to walk through one of the sequoia trees. We had a picnic lunch before taking our hike. The gift shop was nice and the rangers were friendly. I picked up a comfy shirt. Definitely a bucket list trip as I've always wanted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

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El Cerrito, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 14 November 2016 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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