Bringing high quality educational and interpretive programs to Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Hello Perhaps you know me. My name is the Sentinel Tree and I’m a giant sequoia who stands at the edge of the North Grove gazing down on the Big Stump. (For over 1,000 years, I stood beside a second Sentinel Tree, but my brother fell over in 1919.) Over 160 years ago, we witnessed a terrible crime that eventually brought peace and protection to the forest. This is my story. Long before the park was created, humans stripped the bark from two giant sequoias. The trees were literally skinned alive to reassemble later for people to gawk at. They did [...]
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.