At one time Giant Sequoias were found all over the world today they are limited to the state of California particularly the Calaveras Big Trees Groves. The trees are said to reach heights of 300' with nearly a 33' in diameter. This ancient forest was home for many years to the Miwok's and other indigenous people of the sierras. All that would change when a man by the name of Augustus Dowd discovered these trees which gave it world recognition. In the 1930s the region was set aside as a state park and today it has also been noted for its Bigfoot sightings.