Big Stump picnic area is open year-round, but is usually snowy in winter. Overhead structures provide shelter from weather along with accessible picnic tables and grills. Elevation 6300 – 6500 feet (1920 – 1980 m).

Q Are restrooms available?


Q What are the other area amenities?

Picnic tables, and BBQ Grills

Q Where did the Big Stump Picnic Area get its name?

Here you will find the Mark Twain trail, a 1.5 mile jaunt. Also home of the massive Mark Twain stump, which features a set of stairs, allowing visitors to climb aboard and truly appreciate the sheer radius of a Sequoia stump. Mark Twain Tree was felled by loggers in 1891, over 130 years ago!

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The Big Stump Trail is an easy two mile loop that takes you through where they did sequoia logging in the 1880s and early 1890s. The grove was named long before the Mark Twain Tree was felled. It is named for a large dead snag named “Old Adam”. These snags were called stumps by people in the victorian age, Old Adam even has a cave that you can crawl in! The Mark Twain Tree is further along the path and is a great place to gain perspective of the trees size and see the growth rings of a once ancient tree.

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