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Stanislaus National Forest

Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines, CA 95233
+1 209-795-1381
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Stanislaus National Forest, created on February 22, 1897, is among the oldest of the national forests. You can fish in over 800 miles of rivers and streams, stay in a campground, or hike. The Calaveras Big Trees State Park is also here.
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22 Aug 2017
“Simply amazing ”
20 Aug 2017
“Some Parts Not So Nice: Others Very Beautiful - Stanislaus National Forest”
Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines, CA 95233
+1 209-795-1381
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This really is the most beautiful national park that I have driven thru. It is so oh so very scenic and it takes you up to heights of 9000ft and then down. The road goes up and down and zig zag - just amazing.

1  Thank malnit56
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We were driving 120 west of Yosemite and this time saw the Stanislaus National Forest again in this area. Due to a forest fire a few years back, this area of the Stanislaus National Forest is still recovering. We do love other parts of the...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

We visited Stanislaus National Forest. This time we visited the area near Calaveras Big Trees Area. Stanislaus National Forest has 48,000 acres. Its a great place to camp, hike, fish, enjoy the winter, and more.

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This is just an amazing National Forest to drive through. So many photo opportunities round every corner. So much to take in but well worth the drive.

Thank Kimborella
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We drove over Sonora Pass and as part of this drive drove through part of the Stanislaus National Forest. The forest looked so green and nice. We enjoyed the views. We took a hike at the Columns of the Giants part of the Stanislaus National...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

I came up to the Stanislaus NF from So Cal for work and completely enjoyed the time that we were there. The people are great, make you feel like you are "at home" even though I'm pretty sure they could tell I wasn't from around...More

Reviewed 26 May 2015

Spent a couple of days with friends in this area, yes it is beautiful and the forest is lovely, but the under growth and in general it was very dry. We took a couple of short walks and the trails were very dusty - that...More

1  Thank PBTravelstheWorld
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Not nationally known, the Stanislaus National Forest has some of the finest hiking trails in the United States. Get a map at the ranger station. Chat with them. Some of the rangers are very knowledgeable, others are pathetic. Consider a walk in Bell Meadows, a...More

6  Thank MarshBruce
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

We decided to take the long route back home to include this in our trip; SO GLAD WE DID! Some of the most beautiful forest my husband and I have ever seen!!!

1  Thank OHOverlandParkKS
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Love this area with all the forest, lakes and rivers. Fresh air, friendly people and great hiking for all!

1  Thank Vicetta
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