Articles & News

Calaveras Big Trees History Comes to Life

2019-02-03T14:15:33+00:00

By:  Joan Allday I’ve always been obsessed with our Park’s history!  I wanted to know who wandered the North Grove of Sequoias or rode horses, crossing the Stanislaus to get to the South Grove.   What did the cottage look like next to the stump?  I used to wonder if there was anyone still alive who [...]

Calaveras Big Trees History Comes to Life2019-02-03T14:15:33+00:00

Have you visited the Warming Hut?

2019-02-03T14:17:30+00:00

By: Jim Allday The Warming Hut can be a blast - lots of fun for Docents and visitors. Of course it can be a little less fun and quite a bit of work when four docents, Sanders LaMont, Alice Williams, Paul Prescott and Lauren Scott served 898 visitors over four hours during Christmas week. That’s [...]

Have you visited the Warming Hut?2019-02-03T14:17:30+00:00

Virtual Field Trip Adventures

2019-02-12T08:45:03+00:00

Imagine, being able to visit an ancient grove of giant sequoia with your students, in real-time, without leaving the classroom. Since October of 2018, Calaveras Big Trees State Park has been delivering free virtual field trips to students world-wide. Since then, 3,000 students from 10 countries and 27 states have virtually visited Calaveras Big Trees [...]

Virtual Field Trip Adventures2019-02-12T08:45:03+00:00

Register Now for 2019 California Naturalist Program

2019-02-03T13:21:41+00:00

The very successful California Naturalist Program is returning to Calaveras Big Trees in 2019. The mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California’s natural resources through education and service. It introduces Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engages the public in [...]

Register Now for 2019 California Naturalist Program2019-02-03T13:21:41+00:00

Scholarship Opportunities

2019-02-03T13:46:13+00:00

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 who have shown an educational and [...]

Scholarship Opportunities2019-02-03T13:46:13+00:00

Trail Conditions

2019-01-03T15:55:05+00:00

The North Grove trail is free of snow (a few patches of ice remain); however, strong winds this week blew down a snag, which crushed a section of boardwalk by the Father tree. Hikers can easily pass alongside, but the obstacle may be challenging for visitors with strollers or wheelchairs. Call 209.795.3840 with any questions.

Trail Conditions2019-01-03T15:55:05+00:00

Sorry – No Winter Wonderland in 2018

2019-01-03T16:01:15+00:00

Unfortunately,  because of a variety of reasons, CBTA is unable to hold our Winter Wonderland Event this year.  We hope to be able to hold it in 2019. There are still many fun things to do during the winter at the Park. Please make sure you have signed up on our email list (below) so [...]

Sorry – No Winter Wonderland in 20182019-01-03T16:01:15+00:00

Digital Field Trips to Giant Sequoias

2019-02-03T13:24:06+00:00

It’s dawn in the redwood forest.  As the sun rises, pale green light filters down through the foliage. High in the canopy, a varied thrush sings. The presence of these ancient trees is both calming and inspiring, something you feel in your soul. For the next hour, a skilled interpreter guides you through these hallowed [...]

Digital Field Trips to Giant Sequoias2019-02-03T13:24:06+00:00

Calaveras Big Trees State Park Officially Reopens the Three Senses Trail

2018-10-18T17:49:23+00:00

Forests are for everyone, and our Three Senses Trail was built back in 1976 as a special place for disabled visitors.  This trail encourages all visitors to experience the forest via smell, touch and sound. It became known as the “braille trail,” because this was the best technology at the time for the visually impaired.ARNOLD, Calif. — This past Saturday [...]

Calaveras Big Trees State Park Officially Reopens the Three Senses Trail2018-10-18T17:49:23+00:00