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Arnold, California: The Big Stump Team Field Report

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

1170 E. State Hwy 4, Arnold, CA
Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Four miles northeast of the town of Arnold on Hwy 4. Turn right at the sign onto the park. The road splits just after the toll booth; follow the road on the right to the parking lot for the North Grove and campground. The Stump is next to the campground at the start of the North Grove Trail.
Closed in Winter. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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The Big Stump

Would be the tallest living thing on earth if locals hadn't cut it down in 1853. Consolation: the stump once served as a dance floor! Report...

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The Big Stump

Not even half the size of the General Sherman tree in Sequoia NP. It was the largest in the North Grove. Cut down in 1853 by men from the Union Water Co. Using augers.

[Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Ph.D., 07/21/2023]

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