The trail winds through old growth forest. Notice the many trees of different sizes, ages, and species. If you happen to visit during the spring, wildflowers are plentiful along the trail. This short trail offers scenic views and is easy enough to be enjoyed by the whole family. The trail intersects with the Placer County Big Trees trail. Pick up a self-guided, interpretive brochure of the Big Trees Trail at either the Foresthill Ranger Station (on Foresthill Rd 1.2 miles before you get to Mosquito Ridge Rd) or the California Welcome Center in Auburn. The entire length of both trails is approximately 1½ miles. There is a picnic area adjacent to the upper parking lot with tables, BBQs, piped water, and restrooms available.

  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic Views

From Foresthill, take the Mosquito Ridge Road (Road 96) approximately 24 miles to the Placer Big Trees turnoff, and turn right. The picnic area and trailhead are one half mile from this turn.


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