We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Gorgeous day trip!

We visited this past weekend for a day trip to get some fresh air. I can't believe this place is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brittni P
Beautiful Day, Beautiful Views!

We took a day trip to Calaveras Big Trees State Park and it was just beautiful. It is $10.00 to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allan B
Sacramento, California
Read all 462 reviews
All photos (417)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“north grove”(95 reviews)
“visitor center”(53 reviews)
“beaver creek”(16 reviews)
Home of the giant sequoias called "Tree Giants," and a great place for family camping. Park entrance is located near Arnold, California.
1170 Highway 4, Arnold, CA, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2334
translated by Google
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around California
from $200.00
More Info
from $149.00
More Info
from $110.00
More Info
from $200.00
More Info
Reviews (462)
Filter reviews
442 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews north grove visitor center beaver creek stanislaus river oak hollow trail guide pioneer cabin largest tree mile loop yellow jackets awe inspiring living things longer hike gift shop warming hut angels camp easy trail
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 442 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this past weekend for a day trip to get some fresh air. I can't believe this place is only 1hr 45minutes from my home and I had not been here before? The sequoia's were so beautiful, follow the trail to find one beautiful...More

1  Thank Brittni P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a day trip to Calaveras Big Trees State Park and it was just beautiful. It is $10.00 to get in to the State Park and well worth it. You will have great trails to hike, historical facts about the area, a museum that...More

Thank Allan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well maintained beautiful trails with amazing trees. We touched living things that could be over 2,000 years old. Amazing! Would help to have a new trail map with the numbered trees identified.

Thank HartType
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We visited at the beginning of November and the weather was perfect. An added benefit was that the park was very quiet. There was one school tour group but only a handful of other visitors. That made our time in the park even more enjoyable....More

Thank vincemc
Reviewed October 25, 2018

beautiful huge redwoods 1.5 walking trail with self guide easy trail give yourself plenty of time to stare visitors center informative took us about 2 hours to walk the trail very well worth it

Thank wildadventurer
Reviewed October 18, 2018

The very very few bad reviews had one thing in common. No planning. Get the book for fifty cents. You can even borrow one for free (give it back later). The numbered posts are clearly explained in the book. Another asked "where are the sequoias?"...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We were going to go back to see the Giant Sequoias in Yosemite but were told about Big Trees. What a fabulous park. No crowds ,easy access and great hike options.

Thank David A
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

My daughter wanted to go to Yosemite National Park, but that was 3 hours from our current location. I was recommended Calaveras Big Trees State Park. We decided to give it a try and was not disappointed. The park is quite spacious with lots of...More

Thank yearbunes
Reviewed October 5, 2018

One of the most impressive and beautiful collections of big trees in our Californian trip. Not too busy, either, which was a bonus. Well marked routes, the right amount of information on the maps. Highly recommended.

Thank N3018QVmarkh
Reviewed September 17, 2018

It would be an exaggeration to say I had to drag my husband to this park, but he went in with zero expectations. After we walked the North Grove trail, he couldn't stop talking about how amazing it was to see these magnificent trees. You...More

Thank Susan K
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 5,795 nearby hotels
Mountain Retreat Resort, a VRI resort
237 reviews
1.53 miles away
Murphys Inn Motel
313 reviews
9.89 miles away
Murphys Suites
259 reviews
10.07 miles away
The Murphys Historic Hotel
137 reviews
10.12 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 108,646 nearby restaurants
Sarafina's Italian Kitchen
178 reviews
.44 miles away
Snowshoe Brewing Co
171 reviews
.96 miles away
Dogwood Seasonal Cuisine
63 reviews
.02 miles away
El Vaquero Authentic Mexican
74 reviews
.33 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 23,369 nearby attractions
Arnold Rim Trail
41 reviews
.61 miles away
California Cavern, State Historic Landmark
18 reviews
9.20 miles away
White Pines Lake
51 reviews
.67 miles away
Mercer Caverns
187 reviews
9.81 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
October 15, 2018|
Response from BeachsideMartinis | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in the park but unfortunately not on any of the trails.
July 16, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from AlexWB38 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Hopefully this answer is not too late. The two parks are very different. Big Trees has the Giant Sequoias and HC has hot springs and mostly ponderosa pines. The forest on the western and eastern slopes of the Sierras... More