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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334
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Worth a trip

We stayed one night in the camp at Calaveras as part of a tour round California. It was an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Amazing and Interesting Place

Park is a few miles north of the city of Arthur. It reminds me both of parts of Yosemite, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Home of the giant sequoias called "Tree Giants," and a great place for family camping. Park entrance is located near Arnold, California.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“north grove” (84 reviews)
“visitor center” (41 reviews)
“beaver creek” (13 reviews)
1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed one night in the camp at Calaveras as part of a tour round California. It was an unexpected highlight. The drive in was lovely, through alpine style towns, and the place itself was beautiful. The camp was quiet, and like all brilliant US...More

Thank jdloki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Park is a few miles north of the city of Arthur. It reminds me both of parts of Yosemite, and Sequoia National Park. The visitor center and gift shop was a great starting point. The rangers and staff were super friendly and helpful. There are...More

1  Thank TomJ56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I stayed for two nights at the North Grove campground. The park itself is beautiful. Huuuuge trees everywhere. Nice sites, water in each, flush toilets, many (but not all) with good privacy. Try to get one farther from the road. The staff...More

1  Thank perverseosmosis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was doing research for this trip, I had a hard time figuring out the hiking options, even after looking at the state website, so I wanted to list them out here. When you first enter the park, you can get a free activity...More

1  Thank Marisa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely stay at Calaveras Big Trees Park in late September. Only 3 other campers in our loop of camping spots, so it was very peaceful after the bus loads of school kids left. We first hiked to the top of the north...More

Thank PilarMY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big Trees State Park just a short drive from Arnold on State Highway 4 East is a beautiful park. On our recent visit, we spotted Bobcats, Foxes and an array of other critters. Best is to start early, morning's are nice and cool. You will...More

Thank danielwald71
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Upon a recommendation we drove out to see the "Big Trees." Wow, we are glad we did. Very friendly helpful staff and very well kept area. Wished we could have participated in one of the guided tours but we were too late in the afternoon....More

Thank William P
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We did th North Grove Trail only, as we were a bit short of time. Really impressive trees and a very nice walk. interesting signs at the varoius stops and an easy walk. Our one complaint is that we would have liked to know how...More

Thank Sitta
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My wife and I were disappointed that the Mariposa Grove of sequoias was closed for redevelopment when we were at Yosemite National Park, so we checked a few guidebooks and websites for another grove that wasn't too far away and Calaveras came highly recommended. We're...More

Thank RCSColumbus
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The visitors center has a very informative film on the park as well as very helpful and knowledgeable staff. If you miss the free guided tour of the North park simply buy a trail guide for fifty cents and enjoy the 1.5 mile trail and...More

Thank Russ0922
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25 July 2017|
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Response from Helen T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is really obvious which way to go from the car park. There are maps to show the routes and then clear markers.
Tom H
12 May 2017|
Response from Tom H |
We will be there early August.