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The North Coast Sights

Avenue of the Giants

  • Hwy. 254 Map It
  • Weott
  • Scenic Drive/Tour
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 04/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Some of the tallest trees on Earth tower over this magnificent 32-mile stretch of two-lane blacktop, also known as Highway 254, that follows the south fork of the Eel River through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The highway runs more or less parallel to U.S. 101 from Phillipsville in the south to the town of Pepperwood in the north. A brochure available at either end of the highway or the visitor center, 2 miles south of Weott, contains a self-guided tour, with short

and long hikes through various redwood groves. A trail at Founders Grove passes by several impressive trees, among them the fallen 362-foot-long Dyerville Giant, whose root base points skyward 35 feet. The tree can be reached via a short trail that begins 4 miles north of the visitor center. About 6 miles north of the center lies Rockefeller Forest. The largest remaining old-growth coast redwood forest, it contains 40 of the 100 tallest trees in the world.

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Sight Information

Address:

Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center, Hwy. 254, Weott, California, 95571, United States

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Phone:

707-946–2263

Website: www.parks.ca.gov

Sight Details:

  • Free; $8 day-use fee for Williams Grove
  • Visitor center Apr.–Sept., daily 9–5; Oct.–Mar., daily 10–4

Updated 04/30/2014

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