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Calaveras North Grove Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Arnold, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.4 mi Elevation gain 75 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Partially paved

Fee

No dogs

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Note: There is a $ 12 day fee to park.

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Reviews (220)
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William Callahan
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Heather Rogers
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Hiking

We had a great time! Great for kids and our dog, however dogs are NOT allowed on the main hiking trails. Parking was tough, go early or late. Parking fee $12

Teresa Villanueva
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, easy for kids. Get there early because the parking lot fills up fast. We got there at 10am before the crowds showed up.

Lou Caro
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Great trail. A lot of history. Beautiful big sequoia trees. A lot of kids running around. Went on a Saturday around 9am plenty of parking but there was one parking lot section closed. around 11am a lot of people started showing up and parking was getting full people had to wait until someone left to take their parking but again there is one trail closed right now. So maybe that’s why it’s a little tight right now. Due to corona the museum, stores, are closed (June 6th 2020)

Shiloh Lange Loftis
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Easy for the kids... with a lot of cool picture opportunities!

Ashley Burton
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So pretty. Not too crowded.

Breeanna Meunier
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Very easy walk around the trees. Beautiful afternoon but gets busy during the summer.

Kian Ameli
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Ryan DeMasters
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always gorgeous!

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Shannon Pidgeon
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Given there was a decent amount of snow on the ground, this was a great hike to do that was safe, beautiful and interesting. 150 sequoias! Recommend for all ages and levels. Nothing too challenging unless you take a trail off this main trail. $10 parking fee. Very friendly and helpful park rangers

Dav Schmav
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The trees are AMAZING! **NOTE** Be sure to pick up a Guide to the North Grove Trail before your walk. They ask for a small donation. The trees and sites along the trail are numbered, and they don’t automatically give you the guide when you come in. The guide has fascinating history and facts. Enjoy!

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Aquiles TB
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Camine este sendero hace 2 meses y me gusto mucho soy amante de las secuoyas gigantes y este parque tiene muchas. Hoy pienso volver esperando encontrar secuoyas bañadas en nieve

Blue Kazoo
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Hiked 11/03/2019. I love a good nature walk with interpretive reading. The information booklet made it so fun to learn all about the sequoias and history of the park.

Brianna Macedo
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Was able to bring my stroller along the entire trail which made it easier for the little one when tired. Easy hike. We went in May 2019 and there was lots of melting snow run off so everything was sort of flooded. Wasn’t too muddy. So beautiful!

Laura Klemme
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The North Grove is open in the winter and has beautiful views of the giant sequoias and redwoods. Easy walk on mostly paved or maintained dirt trails.

Jesus Magana
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Hiking

Easy access to trail from visitor center, make sure to pick up "A Guide to the Calaveras North Grove Trail" at visitor center, lots of information regarding the numbered stops on trail. Lots of big beautiful Sequoia trees.

Tami Rhoades
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Great trail - got there early on a weekend and was already pretty populated by other hikers. $10 fee since it is in a state park. We didn’t see any bears, although there were plenty of signs to tell us to watch out. This was perfect for my 10 year old.

Jorge Arevalo Ortega
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Kim Jayne
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Lots of people! Fall colors were beautiful, very cold wear a sweater.

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Andrew Hill
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Easy access to the trail from the visitor center. Beautiful trees.

Tiffany Collins
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Beautiful trail and lots of fun for the kids. It took us over an hour to make it .6 miles because they were having so much fun climbing. It’s like a natural playground. We loved the guide that was provided at the beginning of the trail and the land markers. Great info!

Mitchell R.
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Easy and beautiful hike. Fair few people on it though.

Kevin Hennessy
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Easy hike from the park gate to the Information Center.

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Gospel Art Project
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Another gem of the California State Park system. Considering the high volume of crowds which visit every summer, the grove is maintained well. The trail is created for easy access to the majestic sequoias. There are plenty of viewing opportunities for all despite the crowds along the trail. For a quieter experience, consider visiting in the late afternoon. Also, consider visiting a pristine forest meadow to the right of the visitor center close to the north grove campground. The leisurely walk along the meadow provides bird watching, wild flowers, and sturdy boardwalk for strollers or wheelchairs. There are also plenty of picnic areas, clean restrooms, and better parking closer to the north grove campground.

Pamela M
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Hiking

Very easy hike, great for the whole family.

Anna K.
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Very nice, easy hike that's good for all ages and skill levels. Bring 50 cents and buy one of the self-guided tour booklets at the beginning of the trail-- you won't regret it! Lots of history and interesting facts you can read through as you reach each trail marker that's featured in the booklet. This is a great trail for introducing friends to hiking, and also for anyone who might enjoy both the outdoors and museums.

Ann Camperson
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Easy trail great for kids. Took the Ranger lead hike to learn more interesting facts about the trees.

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