We passed on hiking (or walking shoulder to shoulder) in Muir woods and made the 2.5 hour drive to Calaveras Big Trees State Park from San Francisco hoping for a more peaceful place to hike and see the large trees. Definitely did not disappoint. The visitors center was well stocked with misc gifts as well as water bottles which was... 更多
I've been to Sequoia National Park and Yosemite National Park, and this state park ranks right up there with the big parks in terms of its Big Trees! Lots of sequoias along well maintained trails, and excellent guide books for the two main trails in the park. The North Grove was busy when we were there on a July Saturday,... 更多
Most impressive!! You have the opportunity to walk through a grove of giant sequoia trees, some of which are hundreds of feet tall and up to 2000 years old. You can even walk right up through the center of one of these fallen giants. Best of all, you get to do it with out experiencing the amusement park size crowds... 更多
We were able to spend a couple of days in the Big Trees. The north is an easier trail but we also enjoyed the solitude and natural setting of the longer South trail walk! For a state park this is a very well organized and maintained park. The visitor center is very nice as well.
Born and raised in California. Been to the Redwoods up the coast and been all over this state but never knew about this State Park until about a month ago. Dang, it's a treat, big time. It's beautiful and packed with history. The trees are awesome. The trails are well maintained and very easy to navigate. Take the family. Take... 更多
We have been to Calaveras Big Trees State Park several times. This time we watched the movie at the Visitor Center and saw the exhibits, The animal (cougar, bear, squirrel, etc.) exhibits were fun to see. There is also a gift store at the visitor center. We took a walk/hike on the North Grove Trail. We went to see the... 更多
We took both north and south trail. North trail is excellent with many big trees within small distance. Due to excitement we went also to south trail. First, it is about 9 miles drive away and 4 miles of the road is scary. You wish that there will be nobody coming in other way. Secondly, you have to hike in... 更多
We hiked here on a Saturday morning in July at 10:00 A.M. There were very few people on the trails or in the parking lot. The trails, picnic areas and restrooms were spotless. On a five mile hike I did not see a single piece of trash. You can hike near the creeks/river and listen to the water rushing and... 更多
What I like about Calaveras Big Trees the most is that you can hike and explore it's history at the same time. We first visited the South Trail which is a 1.5 easy mile loop with a self-guided tour. Grab a guide and explore stops filled with fascinating information. Right after, we headed to the North Trail which is a... 更多
This was my 3rd trip to the Big Trees--have enjoyed it each time. Have gone alone, with a friend, and with family (including small children), and enjoyed it each time.