Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees is a top destination of the Motherlode area. Open year round the park offers hiking and walking trails, fishing, river access, and camping, along with a visitors center and museum. The park offers numerous campsites during summer months and cabin rentals are also available. Named for the spectacular giant sequoia trees, the Park is home to the largest trees in the world which has created the longest continuously operating tourist attraction in California! The state park is located north of Arnold on Hwy 4, the North Grove trail is wheel chair accessible and is a beautiful way to see the trees.
The visitor center and Museum are open year round and offer local crafts, toys and gifts as well. Bring a lunch or food with you as there are no restaurants onsite, drinking water is available. Plan a minimum of two hours for a visit to see the North Trail and visit the Museum, A full day to see most of the park or multiple days to enjoy the camping and other sites in and around Big Trees. This is a California State park with a $10 visitation fee. Dogs are not allowed on any of the parks designated trails; near the river or creeks; in the open forest and meadows; or in the environmental campsites.