The trail down to Big Tree is still there . . . sort of. There are a few spots you have to go through some buck brush. But it’s not too bad. It just abruptly peters out in the meadow and leaves a nice head scratcher as to how to best proceed further. Just going down to the end of the trail though makes for a beautiful and secluded little hike. There are some big boulders in the meadow that make good lunch spots. Below that, it gets tough. The last time we were there a couple of summers ago, the meadow grass was head high and really difficult to get through so we went high to the south and sidehilled. This time it was really short so we just went straight down.