Big Trees Trail

EASY 44 reviews
#14 of 84 trails in

Big Trees Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sequoia National Park, 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
150 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.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Easy path great for small kids. Stroller friendly

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

nature trips
1 month ago

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!

2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

5 months ago

5 months ago

Nice little trail with big trees

hiking
8 months ago

walking
8 months ago

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

walking
9 months ago

Awesome memories from my youth and amazing trees!