If you like learning about the natural world, be sure to check out our free seminars. Come to the park to learn in the morning, picnic at noon, and hike in the afternoon. It makes for a great day! On May 13, 2017, our special guest was Dr. Christopher Fettig, Research Entomologist and Team Leader [...]
If visiting the Park, please be aware that from now until at least October you will probably experience delays just before reaching the Park entrance. Cal Trans is building retaining walls and widening the road. Please plan accordingly if travelling to the Park on week days. You can expect a 10 - 20 minute delay.
Memorial Day brings the beginning of a busy season at Calaveras Big Trees. In addition to our ever popular North and South Grove Trails being open (the North Grove Trail is open from marker #1 - #18; #26 - #21 are still accessible from the Parking Lot) all campgrounds are open and on reservation. The [...]
Mother Nature decided to do some redecorating in Calaveras Big Trees ate Park. Of course the most historic event was the falling of the Pioneer Cabin Tree on January 8, 2017. Since then, the Park has been inundated with rain, snow and more rain. Who knew Calaveras Big Trees would offer water activities like canoeing [...]
Wherever you go, you'll always have a reminder of your favorite trees if you help make the State of California redwoods license plate a reality. We need 7,100 more orders by May 2017, or the opportunity disappears. You'll get your plate after the Department of Motor Vehicles receives 7,500 orders. Buy your plate today, and [...]
On Sunday, January 8 at approximately 2:30 pm, the iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree, one of California’s oldest tourist attractions and a beloved specimen of a rare California native species, fell. During one of the wettest periods in several years, a combination of trunk and root decay and storm water runoff appears to have brought the giant [...]
Unquestionably the Pioneer Cabin Tree was the most visited tree in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The most asked question in the Visitor Center was "Where is the tree you can walk through?" We can only imagine how any thousands of visitors from all over the world passed through the big tree. Most every visitor that [...]
It is that time of year to renew your membership in CBTA or to become a new member. Did you know that CBTA is the sole source of funding for the interpretive and educational programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Support from members allows Calaveras Big Trees Association to fulfill its mission of delivering [...]