August 16, 2008

Calaveras Big Trees Hike - South Grove

Hiked the South Grove at Calaveras Big Trees. This is about a 5 mile hike with about 560' in elevation gain. The trailhead is located about 8 miles inside the park. You can pickup an interpretive trail guide pamphlet at the trailhead, the visitor center or print it off the net beforehand. The first part of the trail is when you do your climbing, until you reach the South Grove trail. The South Grove Trail makes a loop through the grove with a side trail that leads .5 miles to the Agassiz Tree. The Agassiz Tree is 250 feet tall with a diameter of 25 feet. It is ranked among the ten largest Sierra redwoods. You will also pass the Palace Tree, which in the 1970's was named after the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Interpretive Trail Guide
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Our North Grove Hiking
Our Calaveras Camping