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

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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

scenic driving
2 months ago

really nice area. would highly recommend! chains might be required, fyi...

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Simple short trail. Has restrooms but they were closed on 2/16/20. Lots of snow at the moment in the open areas (not under the trees) so bring waterproof boots. Great place to do astrophotography at night! Also a good starting point to get to other trails.

hiking
3 months ago

Must see for Sequoia- simple and easy walk

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Did the trail on Jan 19th. Covered in snow but still an easy trail and beautiful for pictures.

hiking
6 months ago

Short and easy walk.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy and must at Sequoia

hiking
7 months ago

Easy and a must

hiking
7 months ago

Easy and pretty trail. Not hard to add to your itinerary if you want a pleasant walk.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful walking trail. Paved. We were remarking how there should be more paved trails as we started. Lots of big trees, a great little hike and easy. We went off trail and hiked up into the trees. Nice stream and very few people when we went, which was nice. The ‘the more you know’s’ posted around actually are very cool because who knew sequoias only needed 3 feet of soil to grow?

hiking
7 months ago

Great walking path with beautiful trees, educational markers and path that is really doable for differently-abled people.

hiking
7 months ago

This was a beautiful walking trailing. Toward the beginning, we took a dirt path labeled bear hill. *It does not connect back to the trail* however, if you hike (steep incline) to the large Sequoia and fallen Sequoia, it is worth some fun and pictures. Then head back to this trail to finish the gorgeous big tree walk.

hiking
8 months ago

quick easy trail with lots of great photo ops. mostly wide trail, good for people with canes or wheelchairs. easy trail for people with fibro. Interesting signs for educational purposes with kids. :)

hiking
8 months ago

Quick, easy well maintained loop around a pretty meadow amongst some sequoias. Saw a bear run across the boardwalk from the meadow to the woods. Went back after dark to take some star photos with the trees as a backdrop.

hiking
8 months ago

Cool loop through some meadows.

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

Great short hike. The meadow is still green despite it being late summer. There were quite a few bugs though.

hiking
10 months ago

The trail name says it all! I love the meadows as they’re a vibrant green that collaborates well with the red of the Sequoias!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful and easy trail with lots of giant Sequoias! Came on an extremely busy Saturday 07/06/2019 where the shuttles were packed. Surprised that there really weren’t that many people over on this trail. Most tourists seem to stay near the Congress trail and General Sherman Tree.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice walk. Big trees.

hiking
11 months ago

I really liked this trail because you can learn about the sequoias and a little history of the park. The trail circles around a rich, moist meadow area that supplements the growth of the trees. It’s a really easy hike and you get to see many sequoias.

hiking
Tue May 07 2019

Super easy hike. Nice to relax and walk around the meadow and learn some stuff.

hiking
Wed Mar 27 2019

Walking on several feet of packed snow in the winter. Small parking lot nearby but you can park at the museum and walk on the trail to get to big trees trail fairly easily.

hiking
Fri Mar 01 2019

Great for people with limited range or time.

Wed Jan 09 2019

The perfect walk to start your trip into the Sequoias. Within this hour you’ll learn everything you need to know to spot young or old sequoias, what type of environment is most suitable for growth, and a little history about the park. It’s perfect for all ages and super easy to complete.

hiking
Sat Nov 24 2018

Lovely hike between a meadow and some huge sequoias. Informational signs along the trail to learn about the sequoias and habitat restoration efforts by the park. Accessible and well maintained.

hiking
Mon Oct 29 2018

Beautiful nature scenes and some animals to be seen as well! Great to do with kids.

Fri Oct 19 2018

Beautiful meadow

walking
Sun Sep 23 2018

Wed Sep 05 2018

Beautiful views of a meadow and easy paved walking trail. Had a lot of places to sit and enjoy the view. One of the most beautiful places in Sequoia National Park

Mon Aug 27 2018

Beautiful easy trail, but if you want a more secluded trail that is easy also I would recommend the crescent meadow trail just up the road from Moro rock. Big trees trail is more for young children or if you prefer a paved trail. The trees are magnificent.

Sun Jul 08 2018

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.

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