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The Upper Natural Bridge Trail of Calaveras County

Vallecito, CA

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The Upper Natural Bridge Trail of Calaveras County is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Vallecito, California that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible from year-round.

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9 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike for little kids, not to long and they LOVE swimming the caves. Water is cold but worth it.

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park: North Grove Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Fun trail especially for the kids. Easy walk. Lots of people so the trail can get quite crowded. Summertime is the busiest. Winter is a great time to go.

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park: North Grove Trail
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33 Completed 28 Reviews

A bit crowded but an experience none the less. And with the historical markers it makes it a great hike to take the whole family on. Educational and a little exercise make for a good family activity.

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Bear Trap Basin Loop
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33 Completed 28 Reviews

This was a very quiet and uncrowded trail. You get to enjoy the majestic sequoias in all their glory without the narrative of other travelers that you encounter on some of the easier hikes in this area. This is one I would do again if I were to have the chance to hike in that area again.

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park: South Grove Trail
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9 Completed 6 Reviews

Great hike through the big trees. Bit of an incline burn with my excited 9 year old setting the pace but other than that it's a mellow walk through a forest so beautiful your eyes will cramp up.

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park: North Grove Trail
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11 Completed 3 Reviews

Great, toddler friendly trail. Lots of fun photo ops and opportunities for exploration.

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park: North Grove Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Flat, easy, interesting. I pushed an elderly person in a wheelchair. I would not call it handicapped accessible but we made it. The only real problem for the chair was that it was a little muddy in places due to recent rain and a little rough in places. But it was an easy walk and great day.

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park: North Grove Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Absolutely wonderful trail. Very easy. We hiked it for endurance and got this hour long trail done in 30 mins. However, if you take the time to check out the scenary (the giant Sequoias are beautiful), give yourself an hour. Totally will be doing the other trails here as well. The Visitor Center's employees and volunteers are wonderful. Park costs $10 to get in..And no dogs allowed. But very family friendly.

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park: South Grove Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Took my dog here and hooked all the fire trails. I loved it and he loved it. Bathrooms conveniently located off of trails. The trees make excellent shade for hiking during summer time.

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