Self guiding brochure available. The trail begins outside the Groveland District office. The Little Golden Forest is co-sponsored by Little Golden Children's Books and the National Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the Stanislaus National Forest. The Little Golden Forest was established as a result of the 1987 Stanislaus complex Fire to help restore an area along Highway 120 to a pre-fire condition. This 150 acre forest has been planted in part by children and volunteers from the local area. Funds for this forest and trail have been made possible by donations from children to Little Golden Children's books.