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#36 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Calaveras Big Trees State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Calaveras Big Trees State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Serenity awaits in this beautiful state park in the Sierra Nevada mountains. A great weekend trip from San Francisco or Sacramento, the Calaveras Big Trees State Park offers miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, and snowshoeing. The awe-inspiring Giant Sequoia trees canvas the whole park, some as old as 2,000 years. This park is a must-see for nature lovers, and those looking for a quiet place to unwind.

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Map of trails in Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Park information
Acreage:
6498 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
209-795-2334
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Calaveras North Grove Trail
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 37 m
Note: There is a $ 12 day fee to park.Show more
#2 - Calaveras South Grove Trail
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
NOTE: As of June 08, 2020, users have reported that access to the South Grove is closed for about another 3 weeks (per the rangers) due to downed trees, the North Grove is open. Calaveras Big Trees SShow more
#3 - River Canyon Trail
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
River Canyon Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Avery, California that features a river. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking and runShow more
#4 - Lava Bluffs Trail
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Lava Bluffs Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Avery, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more