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Who Burned the Forest?

Hello, Perhaps you know me. My name is the Abraham Lincoln Tree, and I’m a giant sequoia who stands in the North Grove. Fire has always been part of the forest, and for most of my life I was not afraid of fire. It may surprise you, but until the late 1800s, the forest where Calaveras Big Trees State Park stands today was open and park-like. Groups of tall trees alternated with sunlit meadows, lush with grasses and wildflowers. I enjoyed watching the deer, bears and squirrels forage easily through the forest. Ancestors of the Miwok and Washoe people walked past [...]

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Camping reservations and additional park details available via the California State Parks website.

MOBILE USERS:

Download this mapping app to your smart phone & search for Calaveras Big Trees State Park North Grove Trail.

Once you’ve downloaded the map, you’ll be able to geo-locate while you are on the trail. Since the map will be downloaded to your smart phone, you won’t need a wi-fi or cell signal to use it on the trail.

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