Big Trees Trail

EASY 88 reviews
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Big Trees Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Three Rivers, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

no dogs

This easy, paved trail offers several educational displays focusing on the giant sequoia ecosystem.

1 month ago

Perfect for our young kids. We took our stroller and found no problems navigating it on the trail. Plenty of spots for our 2 year old to climb on rocks and explore.

1 month ago

The most peaceful and magical walk I’ve ever done. Super easy and just breathtaking. If you love giant trees and meadows, you’ll love this walk.

1 month ago

Simply wonderful short walk. Lots of big trees including a fallen giant you can climb atop near the accessible parking lot.

hiking
2 months ago

Do it if you are around, nice little walk, but there is so much more to see in this park

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike to see big trees. There was a small bear in the meadow the day I went.

3 months ago

Best place in the park to see many giant Sequoias together. In the meadow we saw 2 bears and a family of dear all at once!

hiking
5 months ago

Outstanding hike. Scenery second to none!

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful loop.

7 months ago

Beautiful sequoia trees to be seen here. Heavy traffic though.

7 months ago

Fun. Huge trees!

7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Easy path!

hiking
11 months ago

Easy path great for small kids. Stroller friendly

nature trips
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Excellent, easy trail. Wish we did this trail first. Has everything from beautiful meadows, Sequoia Trees and history of the area. Found no signs showing direction of Trailhead and map is vandalized. Walk Across from museum, head north along the 198. You'll pass a Sunset trail on your left, keep following along 198. You'll eventually get there. Go after 5pm and you'll get parking and a less travelled trail!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The meadow is full of flowers in July. Lovely loop with lots of information along the way. A little more crowded than other hikes in the park.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Solid, accessible trail that loops around a gorgeous meadow ringed by sequoias. Interesting to stop and read the signposts that show how this area used to be populated by a restaurant and lodgings. The best place in the park (other than the museum) to learn about the sequoia trees and history of the park. Also lots of wildlife, and I even saw a black bear while hiking this trail.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Walking this loop will make even the most die hard atheist rethink his beliefs.

Monday, May 29, 2017

highly traffic trail. very easy and great way to get close and personal to these young giants. there are some older and giants sequoia though as well. make sure to come early.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

This trail runs north along the highway from the Giant Forest Museum. It then takes you across the highway and loops around a meadow with Sequoia trees along the perimeter. Easy for kids. Flat and paved. Bathrooms at loop and museum.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Nice little trail with big trees

walking
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Loved it, went in December so there was plenty of snow

walking
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Awesome memories from my youth and amazing trees!

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

A short, easy walk with enormous, giant sequoia trees. One horizontal sequoia the agile adult in me even climbed through. Though trying to park in the nearest lot can be an impossible task during busy times (summer weekends + holidays), the city of Visalia has buses running throughout each parking lot/campsite, just in case they are extremely busy...but be prepared to wait. We lucked out and drove up from another hike later in the day (6pm Saturday 9/3/16), and were able to park in the lot across from the Giant Forest museum. Though not quite as tall as redwoods, these massive giants are officially the "biggest" trees in the world, just not the tallest. This is a must see and hence what this park is named after.

walking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

amazing trees. educational trip for the whole family.

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Amazing trees!!!

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

AMAZING!

walking
Monday, May 16, 2016

This trail is a must. Amazing trees to see. Easy walk.

hiking
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Short. Easy. Cool trees. We saw a mother bear and her cub!

hiking
Sunday, May 17, 2015

I really liked this hike. Its very easy, and loops you through a lot of trees. Ive never been before so it was great walking directly through the big trees. It was icy the day I went and very slippery, but because of the snow/ice no one was there. Made is fun being almost alone.

hiking
Sunday, May 03, 2015

A wonderful short trail, starting at the Museum.
After a short walk from here you cross the street to get to the actual loop. We had the incredible luck to see some bears. One of them was lying next to the trail so that we had to turn around and walk all the way back

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