The Hidden Park That Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Discovered Northern California’s Best Kept Secret

Nestled in the foothills of Calaveras and Tuolomne Counties is the Calaveras Big Tree State Park. Its name is pretty spot on, there are some tremendously huge trees that grow here. You would expect the size of these giants at places like the Redwoods State and National Parks, Sequoia National Park, or Kings Canyon National Park, but this smaller and less visited state park is a true gem of the Sierra.

If you want to know more about this historic forest, check out our article on the Pioneer Cabin Tree. We wish it was still around today! Visitors to the park can access the fallen tree when weather permits. Be sure to wear waterproof clothing this time of year.