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Mountain Home State Forest
Located in Tulare County, this 4,807-acre state forest includes part of Mountain Home Grove, which is home to four of the 20 largest trees in the world. Local Native Americans used Mountain Home as a summer camp, and the property contains archaeological sites that date back 8,000 years.
Mountains, lakes, giant sequoias, mixed oak and conifer forests at over 6000′ elevation. Balch Park is completely contained within Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest.
Find good fishing for rainbow trout in Hedrick Pond. Take the easy hike over to Balch Park. Enjoy wonderful trails through Giant Sequoia groves in the area.
Visitors to Frazier Mill Campground enjoy hiking, fishing, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, and photography. Nearby are Giant Sequoias and a tree bridge across the creek on the west side of the campground.
Sunset Hill Archeological Site
An interpretive exhibit at Sunset Point leads visitors through an archaeological site with evidence of occupation dating back 8,000 years.
Photo: Balch Park Fall Colors – J Salazar