Established in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoia trees, Calaveras Big Trees State Park is known as a major tourist attraction ever since the existence of the first Sierra redwood was reported in 1852, by Augustus T. Dowd. Comprised of two main areas, the original North Grove with the visitor center and museum, and the South Grove which features a 5-mile hiking trip into a grove of giant sequoias.
Calaveras Big Trees State Park is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California. Whether you’re following the trails to North Grove or visiting the approximately 1,000 mature giant sequoias at the South Grove, this State Park is the perfect place for your family trip. In addition to this, you can also bring your furry companion along,
However, your dog will need to wear a leash in developed areas such as picnic sites, campgrounds, paved roads, as well as on the dirt fire roads. Although they are not allowed on the designated trails, you can still enjoy several miles of fire roads alongside your furry best friend when coming to the park. The only minus is that you will not be able to see any of the giant sequoias while visiting these areas.
Owners can also go hiking, cycling, or horseback riding on the park trails. Additionally, they can visit the beautiful wineries nearby as well as the quaint small towns which are ideal for treasure hunting. Calaveras Big Trees State Park also offers seasonal activities such as campfire talks and guided walks.
Give yourself and your fur buddy a chance to explore this majestic location, surrounded by delightful forest sceneries, blooming dogwoods in the spring, and some of the most beautiful campgrounds all year round. A perfect getaway for the family and an ideal location for Fido to explore and exercise.