Big Trees Creek

Calaveras South Grove Natural Preserve, California

Elevation Gain969ft
Trailhead Elevation5,176ft
Elevation Min/Max5176/5573ft
Elevation Start/End5176/5176ft

Big Trees Creek

Big Trees Creek is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Tuolumne County, California. It is within Calaveras Big Trees State Park and Calaveras South Grove Natural Preserve. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 5,176 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 969 feet. Repeater Hill (elevation 5,486 feet) can be seen along the trail.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento (Menasha Ridge Press)
Jordan Summers
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"The South Grove Trail leads hikers through a mixed-conifer forest, dominated by towering old-growth sugar and ponderosa pines, to the grove of giant sequoias that straddle Big Trees Creek. The South Grove is within the Calaveras South Grove Natural Preserve, which contains more than 1,000 of these giant trees. Known commonly as the giant sequoia, the Sierra redwood is a species distinct from the coast redwood." Read more

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Trail Information

Calaveras South Grove Natural Preserve
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Calaveras South Grove Natural Preserve
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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USGS: Stanislaus
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Dec 2018