Calaveras Big Trees is so happy to be starting summer programs beginning Thursday June 17. Here is the schedule as of now. Please call 209-795-7980 for more information. THURSDAY – SUNDAY 10:00 – 11:00am - Meet at picnic tables -across from Jack Knight Hall Junior Rangers (ages 7-12) Junior Cubs (ages 3-6) 11:30am & 1:00pm [...]
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Calaveras Big Trees State Park is celebrating 90 years of Wonder on Thursday, June 24, 2021. 90 years ago to the day, we became a State Park. Please come on that day to help us celebrate. There will be activities including Jr. Rangers and Cubs, a scavenger hunt with prizes, crafts for the kids, plus [...]
Hello. I’m a magnificent dogwood tree, and I’m just starting to bloom! Come on up to the park, and you’ll find me along the North Grove trail. I don’t know why giant sequoias get all the glory here at the park, because I’m far flashier and four-seasons showy! I create dazzling white blooms in April [...]
Hello, Perhaps you’ve seen me along the trail in the North Grove, just past the Visitor Center. I’m a young giant sequoia, maybe just 400-500 years old, and not too tall yet. No one ever thought to give me a name, but Ranger Jenny has made me famous among thousands of schoolchildren. I used [...]
Hello. Perhaps you’ve heard of me. My name is the Smith Cabin Tree and I’m one of the 1,000 giant sequoias in the South Grove. I’m the second largest giant sequoia in the area, and only the Agassiz Tree is larger. I’m not marked by any sign and no trail comes my way. I earned [...]
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 [...]
Application period closed for 2021. Each year, CBTA is proud to be able to offer two $2500 academic scholarships to students who have chosen to pursue an education and/or career in an environmentally related field. The purpose of the scholarships is to provide a monetary award to promising California upper division or graduate students [...]
Hello, Perhaps you know me. My name is the Railroad Tree, and I’m a giant sequoia who stands near Beaver Creek, along the Bradley Grove Trail. I’m surrounded by over a hundred young sequoias – thanks to a logging company, the Bradley family, and the boy who watered trees. This is my story. For over [...]
In 2020, people flocked to the park during the challenging and difficult year. Perhaps because our minds are quieted by wonder. The calming effect of the natural world gives us time to pause and reflect. Joy and hope are natural companions, and you can almost hear the big trees whispering assurances that our [...]