Calaveras North Grove Trail

EASY 58 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

no dogs

Note: There is a fee to park.

6 days ago

Take the Grove Overlook Trail as well. Worth it to see the view of the trees from a higher viewpoint!

walking
13 days ago

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18 days ago

Love it I can't wait to go back because it's the best ever

hiking
20 days ago

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26 days ago

Great trail for young kids and all levels of physical fitness

hiking
28 days ago

We only GPS mapped the Canyon River Trail for one way. It was closer to 6.6 miles roundtrip than the advertised 8 miles. Moderate difficulty, reasonably well-maintained, well marked with appealing aesthetics (creek, river, forest, greenery, nicely shaded). Approx. 1300 foot elevation climb back up the ridge from the river. Have fun & don't forget to pack out your trash. We saw a lot of garbage on the trail and tried to pick up as much as we could find. Please be respectful to this beautiful forest. Thank you!!!

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6 months ago

We visited New Year's Day, 2017. The snow was beautiful and added something special to the walk. This was my first hike as an adult. Now, I have this need to see more!

walking
8 months ago

This is a great hike for families, and for individuals of all ages and abilities. If you are looking for a trail to get started with, if you want to get your kids interested in hiking, this is a great place to go. The path is well maintained, and is a boardwalk for much of the trail, so there is no tricky terrain. Great place to just let the kids run and enjoy the beauty all around. We completed this trail in about an hour.

If you are looking for a challenging trail, this is not for you. Great place to get kids motivated to do harder trails in more remote corners of the Sierras though.

walking
10 months ago

Super easy but great for little ones. More of a walk than a hike. Lots of places to stop along the way for a picnic under the majestic sequoias.

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

This was a great trail to view the redwoods but way too touristy for me. It was Labor Day so plenty of "holiday naturists", kids yelling at times, disrespecting the forest, etc. We ended up hiking the River Trail (much much less crowded) made it about 1.5 miles but turned around because it was too much for the kids. I'd love to go back and hike the entire River Trail (4 mile) to the Stanislaus River.

hiking
10 months ago

walking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

There's nothing like seeing the Sierra's Giant Sequoias. This park is often crowded, but the 1.7-mile loop is always rewarding. The forest here is very lush with wildflowers, berries and even ferns.
Consider coming when the dogwoods are in bloom. In the winter, it's a great place to snowshoe or cross-country ski. Also, check out the 3-years-new visitors center. It was partially funded by the park's support group and is a testimony to its status as one of the most beloved jewels of the California State Park system.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016