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Calaveras Big Trees State Park
P. O. Box 120
Arnold, CA 95223
(209) 795-2334

WELCOME TO THE WINTER SEASON AT CALAVERAS For updated road conditions, call (800)427-ROAD.
BIG TREES STATE PARK! The park is located off of HWY 4.
In order to help us protect the park and ensure a safe visit,
please review the following: WARMING HUT: The warming hut, located near the
restrooms at the main North Grove parking lot, is open on a
FEES: Park fees must be paid prior to entering the park. limited basis and is operated by volunteers. Please warm
When park staff is not available, pay fees by self-registra- yourself by the fire when the hut is open!
tion at the entrance station.
VISITOR CENTER: The visitor center has limited winter
DOGS: For wildlife protection and public safety reasons, hours. Its hours are posted on the exterior of the building.
dogs are allowed on paved roads and fire roads only. Dogs Call (209)795-3840 for more information, or visit the Califor-
must be on a six foot leash at all times. nia State Parks website at www.parks.ca.gov
Dogs are welcome on leash on the Parkway
Loop Ski Trail. You are responsible for knowing park regula-
tions. Please contact a ranger if you have any
SNOWMOBILES: Snowmobiles and other questions.
mechanized devices are strictly prohibited in
the park. TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS: The North Grove Ski
Trail is a relatively flat, 1.5-mile loop trail, that
SKIING/ SNOWSHOEING: The park has winds through the majestic Giant Sequoias.
two winter trails, the North Grove Ski Trail The Parkway Loop Ski Trail is a 3.5-mile trail
and the Parkway Loop Ski Trail. Trail condi- that affords a scenic view of the Sierra Nevada.
tions are subject to change. Please stay This trail is marked with orange signs and
within your skill level. covers moderate slopes. Less-experienced
skiers are advised to travel the Parkway Loop
WEATHER: The weather in the Sierra Ski Trail in a counter-clockwise direction to
Nevada can change quickly. Please be avoid the steeper downhill section.
prepared at any time for winter conditions.
Carry cold weather gear and vehicle chains.
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