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Big Tree Nature Trail

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#123 von 197 Wegen in

Big Tree Nature Trail ist ein 0.7 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Foresthill, Kalifornien. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, durch schönen Wald und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke für alle Leistungsniveaus geeignet. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von März bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 0.7 miles Höhenunterschied: 150 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

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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.

4 months ago

Although a short trail, it’s great being able to see the big trees with my dog away from crowds. I arrived in the afternoon and completed the hike within 30 minutes with sightseeing. There were only a couple of cars in the parking lot and I saw a few hikers but that’s about it. There was a lot of bear scat when I was there so just be aware of your surroundings. The facilities were clean and working and they had an information board in the parking lot. I was driving there from Foresthill so the road was extremely windy and some parts of the road there were only one lane due to roads breaking in rockslides I’m assuming. Despite that, it was a beautiful hike and drive and I would do it again but only if you plan on being in the area for a while.

5 months ago

Awesome seeing all the large trees so far from where they should be

5 months ago

Picnicked at Big Trees Grove yesterday (8/10/19), then walked the Grove Trail. Beautiful! Weather was in the mid 60s and overcast. (Even got a few raindrops). Lush greenery, beautiful scenery, wonderfully quiet, and we had the place to ourselves. There are several picnic tables to choose from, well away from each other to make it private. Gorgeous and quiet!! Earlier posts mentioned the facilities and the little tour booklets. When we were there, the facilities were unlocked and stocked, the water fountain was potable and functioning, and the tour booklets were stocked and available. Please pack out what you pack in! Not only for nature but for safety. There were signs of recent bear activity in the area (fresh dig, blood, and scat), so remember that we are visitors in their home, not the other way around. Respect nature and all she has to offer; 'live and let live." By way of information, the road to Placer Big Trees Grove is Mosquito Ridge Road. Much of it is VERY narrow, no guardrails, steep drop-offs, and several areas of wash-out where the road is reduced to one lane. When the signs say 15-20 mph, they mean it! Take your time -- Don't play flatlander hotrod up here or you will become a nice little snack for the animals when you go catapulting off the road and down the cliff. If you plan to stop at Circle Bridge and hike down to the river, beware: We saw two large rattlesnakes (makin' whoopie) rolling around on the trail to the river under Circle Bridge ... which is how we ended up with Plan B - Placer Big Trees. Well worth it!

Tue Sep 04 2018

beautiful area. it's too long of a drive for such a short hike but worth it if you visit the other spots in the area or you're camping near by or out enjoying a Sunday drive and want to take a meandering walk through this old Grove. great place to take someone who can only walk a little distance and wants to enjoy the Grove without the millions of people in Yosemite, although it too is gorgeous and a must see.

Thu Jul 05 2018

The trail was nice and easy. It’s a beautiful area and the trees are just amazing. I marked it down in stars because the picnic area/trailhead and the trail markers were not well maintained. The bathrooms were locked and we didn’t see any picnic tables as indicated on the Tahoe NF website. There were no maps or brochures at the little hut. There was only one marked trail and that was for the Forest View Trail which is a 1.5 mile hike that joins up with the Big Trees Loop. Upon our return, we saw a post that the loop trail sign should have been on but wasn’t. It was very weird that before we left, someone spelled out “loop” in duct tape on the post so others could find the trailhead (see picture). To find the trailhead, when coming from the parking lot to he kiosk, the Forest View Trail is to the left of the kiosk and the Loop is to the right. The trails were clean and clear but some of the trail markers were falling over. The Forest View Trail was nice and went through a burn area which really was fascinating to see what had burned and what didn’t.

Sat Oct 28 2017

A quick way to see Big Trees with the family. Very Clean. When we went it had a few wasps. They buzzed us but for the most part left us alone. My dogs love it there, So much packed into a little hike. Almost off season, We had the place pretty much to ourselves. Bring your own water as mentioned. A great place to try the little ones out on for hiking and teach them about nature and outdoor manners. Have fun!

Sun Oct 15 2017

Very fun

Mon Aug 21 2017


Mon Jun 19 2017

Very short route direct to the grove - take the forest loop to add a little distance. Very easy hike, and awesome payoff (I know "awesome" is an overused word, but these trees deserve it). Facilities were locked, and the water fountain is posted as unusable so bring water.

Mon May 15 2017

Love going here for a short trip! It's an easy trail and our dog loves it. I always feel comfortable here, the picnic area is nice and the restroom is kept clean.

Fri Sep 14 2012

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.

5 months ago

Sat Jan 13 2018