August 15, 2008

Calaveras Big Trees Hike - North Grove

The North Grove Trail at Calaveras is a beautiful 1.5mile loop. More of a walk then a hike. It is located near the visitor center at the entrance to the park. You can purchase a guide pamphlet for the trail either at the visitor center or start of the trail. The pamphlet has information corresponding to the 26 trail markers found along the trail. The Trail starts at The Big Stump, which is what remains of the Discovery Tree. The tree had a diameter of 25 feet and was cut down in 1853. As you continue on the trail you will see amazingly large redwood trees that will have you constantly peering up at them. This is a great trail that takes very little time to complete, of course depending on how many pictures you take.