Big Tree Nature Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Foresthill, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Picnic area, restrooms, and water are available. Great place to take the family for a day trip. Interpretive guides are available at the beginning of the trailhead.
This is a great family hike, and is easy for children. This is the northernmost grove of Giant Sequoia trees, and is a favorite of mine. The only thing that I would change is how crowded the trail can become. If you are in the area it is worthwhile to stop by Grouse Falls trail as well. The hike is moderate but leads to a lookout that overlooks a beautiful waterfall. You cannot get to the waterfall but the sight is still beautiful. Big trees also offers a picnic area as well as running water and flush toilets. The seasons offer something special to this trail, because you can see the water flowing under the bridge, the western azalias smell wonderful, and during the fall the color of the leaves is great.