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 at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California State Parks and partners reopened the Three Senses Trail during a re-commissioning ceremony. Ryder Sitch and his mother Yvonne cut the ribbon to reopen the trail. Ryder, who is visually impaired, helped with the trail development and interpretive components.

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photos by Claudia Beymer