Articles & News

Have you visited the Warming Hut?


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?2019-02-03T14:17:30-07:00

Virtual Field Trip Adventures


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 Adventures2019-02-12T08:45:03-07:00

Scholarship Opportunities


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 Opportunities2019-02-03T13:46:13-07:00

Trail Conditions


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 Conditions2019-01-03T15:55:05-07:00

Sorry – No Winter Wonderland in 2018


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 20182019-01-03T16:01:15-07:00

Digital Field Trips to Giant Sequoias


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 Sequoias2019-02-03T13:24:06-07:00

Calaveras Big Trees State Park Officially Reopens the Three Senses Trail


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 Trail2018-10-18T17:49:23-07:00

Buses to Big Trees


Article and Photos provided by Dakota Morlan- Calaveras Enterprise Fifth graders from an urban school in Lodi were able to experience the majesty of the world’s largest tree species while on a field trip to Calaveras Big Trees State Park on Sept. 21. Thanks to a new program created by the Calaveras Big Trees Association [...]

Buses to Big Trees2018-10-15T11:06:44-07:00

Governor Proclaims October California Redwoods Month


Governor Jerry Brown has proclaimed October 2018 California Redwoods Month in honor of the redwood forests, “a globally significant treasure and a quintessential symbol of the Golden State.” With this Proclamation, Governor Brown and the State of California have taken an important stand for the redwoods! Article by Shelana deSilva Read More!

Governor Proclaims October California Redwoods Month2018-10-15T11:34:28-07:00