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Quick Facts

Big Trees Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: Varies
Length, One-way: 1.5 Miles (2.5 Kilometers)




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General Description

Big Trees Trail is an excellent opportunity to spend a day seeing and walking through some of the most scenic lands on the Foresthill Ranger District. This loop is ideal for a leisurely day of sightseeing and picnicking.

Placer Big Trees are the northernmost grove of Giant Sequoia, and self-guided interpretive trail will lead you through this special place. The Forest View Trail is a longer loop that takes you through old growth forest. The adjacent picnic area makes a perfect lunch stop.

Directions from Foresthill: Take Mosquito Ridge Rd. to Placer Big Trees Turnoff and turn right. The picnic area and trailhead are .5 miles from this turn.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May-June through October-November (NOTE: Open season depends on snow.) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Snowed in. Updated: 2005-02-08 12:15:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Big Trees Trail
Yes
ICON Picnicking Picnicking is available at Placer Big Trees Picnic area
Yes



Related Activities
Grouse Falls Overlook - The Grouse Falls- Big Trees Loop is an excellent opportunity to spend a day seeing some of the most scenic lands on the Foresthill Ranger District. This loop is ideal for a leisurely day of sightseeing and picnicking.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Foresthill Ranger District, 22830 Foresthill Road , Foresthill, CA, 95631, Phone: 530-367-2224, TTY: 530-367-2226

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