Avenue of the Giants, California
Categories: Scenic Drives, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
Drive right through a coast redwood, one of the world's tallest trees, at Avenue of the Giants. This 50 km (31 mi) scenic drive wends its way through the towering redwoods of Humboldt Redwoods State Park, home to the biggest group of virgin redwoods in the United States. Follow the avenue through the dark and looming forest alongside the Eel River, and catch glimpses of ferns and douglas fir. Stop at the visitor center for information and exhibits about the wildlife along the avenue and see the drive-thru tree. The avenue provides access to numerous hiking trails. Use our Myers Flat tourist route planner to add Avenue of the Giants and other attractions to your Myers Flat vacation plans.
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This drive was one of my family's favorites! We started in the morning and saw almost no one else. There were a few spots where the road was tight, so be prepared for that. It is a must if you are tra... read more »
What a beautiful drive. Pictures do not do these beautiful groves of trees justice. Lots of nice short hikes along the way.
If you are wondering whether it's worth taking the extra time to drive through the Redwoods, my opinion is YES! Take the time to stop along the way and get out of your vehicle to appreciate the whole ... read more »
Wonderful drive through the redwoods. We went on a weekday and had the road to ourselves.
The road parallels the main highway pretty closely, but you can drive right next to the huge trees that block out the sunlight. It's an incredible experience to be so close to the trees and definitely worth the little detour. There are several places you can get back on the highway along this road, so even if you only have time to take in a few miles, do it!
These Hugh trees will make you cry!!! Awesome!
Spectacular drive. 300+ foot tall redwoods everywhere. Breathtaking.
This is a route that needs to be taken. Take the extra 1/2hr and see just how many groves of Redwoods there are.
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