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Address: Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines, CA 95233
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Stanislaus National Forest, created on February 22, 1897, is among the...

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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Beautiful Stanislaus National Forest

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 July 2016
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 Forest. There are a number of campgrounds and picnic areas to enjoy Stanislaus National Forest... More 

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LONG BEACH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 town. Started our drive up Highway 108. It was dry up there but what to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 powdery dust that shows how dry this lovely forest is. Water restriction are in force... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bike ride up to Dodge Ridge from Pinecrest Lake, a high altitude hike to Blue... More 

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Overland Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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!!!

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Riverbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

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

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

What a gorgeous place. Really enjoyed Pinecrest Lake and the drive along the Sonora Pass. There is an amazing vista called Donnell - great place to take a little stroll down to an amazing view.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

We stayed at Dimond O campground for a couple of days in late June. When we made our reservations for Yosemite, we were unable to get into any of the camp grounds on the valley floor inside the park, so we settled for Dimond O. It was a very rustic campground. Other than some community water and very clean vault... More 

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