EveryTrail is now a part of AllTrails! Please click here to read more.

Big Trees Trail

EASY 81 reviews
#10 of 89 trails in

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


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


no dogs

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

21 days ago

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

1 month 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!

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Nice walk. Big trees.

5 months ago

Great for people with limited range or time.

7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

Beautiful meadow

10 months ago

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

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.

Sunday, July 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.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

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.

Monday, July 02, 2018

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

Thursday, June 07, 2018

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

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

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

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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!

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Outstanding hike. Scenery second to none!

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Beautiful loop.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

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

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Fun. Huge trees!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Easy path!

Monday, September 11, 2017

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.

Load More

Featured Trails