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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 HAVE CHANGED as of 10/15/2016  

We are excited to offer an online registration system beginning the 2016/2017 school year for both the K-12 guided tours as well as 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 11:30 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for up to 40 students at a time. Each time slot costs $60 and can be reserved using the link below.

SELF-GUIDED TOUR-Grades K-12

FREE with 30 day-reservations. Groups arriving without reservations will pay full bus or car fare.  Register for Self-Guided tours to recive bus parking free and up to ten chaperone vehicles. Other vehicles must pay.

  • Self-Guided tours are only offered on Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am and 11:30 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)

                Teacher Information and Grade Level NGSS Support

               Giant Sequoia Book (1st Grade)

Self Guided Tour Information (Grades K-12)--

 

            Student Self-Guided Tour