School Tours and Other Group Tours
Guided and Self-Guided Tours
We are proud to offer both guided and self-guided tours of the North Grove of Calaveras Big Trees State Park during the spring and fall seasons. The guided tours last approximately two hours and are led by either a park staff member or park volunteer.
PLEASE READ AS OUR PROCEDURES CHANGED OCTOBER 2016
We now have an online registration system for both the K-12 guided tours and the self-guided K-12 tours.
K-12 Educational Tours
During the months of April, May, and June, we now offer a K-12 guided school tour at 9:30 or 11:00 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for up to 60 students at a time. Each time slot costs $60 and can be reserved using the link below. Thirty (30) day advanced reservations are required.
SELF-GUIDED TOUR-Grades K-12
FREE with 30 day-advanced reservations. Groups arriving without reservations will pay full bus or car fare. Register for Self-Guided tours to receive free bus parking and up to five free chaperone vehicles. Other vehicles must pay.
- Self-Guided tours are only offered on Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am and 11:00 am.
Please click HERE to book guided and self-guided tours now!
If you would like to request special accommodation based on group size, bus scheduling, etc. please contact park staff and we will work with you to the best of our ability. If your students need to arrive at the same time due to transportation, we can arrange for self-guided activities until your tour begins. We may be able to shorten your tours or change the tour times to accommodate your group based on guide availability.
Send email communications to CBTSPtours@parks.ca.gov or call 209-795-7980.
Please click the links below for more information about our specific tours:
Adult and College Age Tour Information -- Group Tours Information
Guided -- School Tour Information (Grades K-12)
Giant Sequoia Book (1st Grade)
Self Guided Tour Information (Grades K-12)--