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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334
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Giant Sequoias are Magnificent

This is a very special park because giant Sequoia trees and giant Redwood Trees (Redwood tries are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
princpinot
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North Tustin
Land of the giants

To see these majestic trees is to have mixed emotions...they’ve taken hundreds of years to reach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jan M
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Taree, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“north grove” (94 reviews)
“visitor center” (50 reviews)
“beaver creek” (15 reviews)
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1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
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+1 209-795-2334
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special park because giant Sequoia trees and giant Redwood Trees (Redwood tries are a type of Sequoia) are only found in California (and a small amount in China). Many stop here on their way to or from Yosemite and Lake Tahoe....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To see these majestic trees is to have mixed emotions...they’ve taken hundreds of years to reach this size, and although these ones are now safe they’re a precious few of what was and man has destroyed. While you walk and admire make a silent promise...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just the place that I like. A nicely maintained trail that is easy to walk. The north trail is an easy 1.7 miles and has some wonderful, Giant Sequoias. The gift shop was also very nice. Had a lot of choices of items in it...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If/when traveling between Tahoe and Yosemite be sure to include this en route. Decided to go here as the giant grove in Yosemite was closed for restoration for two summers. I am guessing this is a bit more peaceful and serene than other major tourist...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to head here since it was closer than driving to Yosemite and we are glad we did! There was no wait to enter the park and the ride up was an adventure in itself! We only walked the north portion but it was...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really great state park, good facilities, great red woods! Nice camping spots!!!! Only thing Is the trail markers really need accurate mileage markers!!

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

There is a great hiking trail through the North Grove which is filled with giant sequoia trees. The hike was about 1.67 miles with very little elevation change. I would highly recommend this hike to anyone who wants to see these amazing trees!

Thank HawkFan70
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Feeling small in the forest, we hiked the North Grove Trail and marveled at the trees. The museum and Visitors Center were interesting and the staff friendly. We picnicked in the parking lot before leaving. The restrooms were very clean. Be sure to buy a...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This park is awesome! The North Grove Trail is very relaxing and scenic with groomed walkways. It can get fairly busy in the summer time. The South Grove Trail is more of a hiking trail with outstanding scenery. It is more strenuous, but worth the...More

1  Thank Lori O
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We hiked the North Grove Trail through the majestic giants of both Redwoods and Sequoia trees. It was about a 1.67 mile hike but mostly flat and lots of shade provided by the trees. It was lovely. At one point they even had a reclining...More

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wendypoling
16 July 2018|
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Response from AlexWB38 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Hopefully this answer is not too late. The two parks are very different. Big Trees has the Giant Sequoias and HC has hot springs and mostly ponderosa pines. The forest on the western and eastern slopes of the Sierras... More
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Jeanette K
8 July 2018|
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Response from travelingCAgal | Reviewed this property |
Very. I saw someone pushing a wheelchair while we were there. It’s a dirt path but flat.
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annemck2016
27 February 2018|
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Response from MMandSM | Reviewed this property |
also Rt 131 is out from Mariposa North, as I said before, Rt 49 id also out. Get a good map, GPS is very sketchy.
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