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Big Trees Trail

EASY 84 reviews
#9 of 86 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

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.

hiking
20 days ago

Great for people with limited range or time.

2 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.

hiking
3 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.

hiking
4 months ago

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

Beautiful meadow

walking
5 months ago

6 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

6 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.

8 months 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.

8 months 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.

8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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

10 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
Sunday, March 04, 2018

Outstanding hike. Scenery second to none!

hiking
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

hiking
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Easy path!

hiking
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.

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!

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