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Avenue of the Giants, California

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Scenic Drive Tourist Spot
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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  • Take the time to stop and take the short hikes around the groves. These trees are absolutely incredible. Many are 2000 years old or older. The sheer size awe inspiring. Make sure to stop at the Founde...  more »
  • We traveled down the coast along Hwy 1 for the first time and stumbled upon this when we found the Benbow Inn. This approx 40 mile treck thru the Giant Redwoods is engrained in my head. I can visually...  more »
  • The drive is about 20 miles long but there are many entry and exit points onto Hwy 101 if you run out of time. Pick up a leaflet at the North Entrance on the 9 stopping points. I would rate this above...  more »
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  • We hit that place upon a bicycle tour 2005. The avenue is like a big cathedral. A very silent place. So nice to see the giant redwood trees.
  • Gorgeous redwoods, it's very humbling to stand beside a tree that was alive since Christ walked the earth and lives on still.
  • So many huge wonders out here. You'll be blown away by how small you arei n comparison to these trees.
  • A path in the middle of the most beautiful and large Redwood trees in the world: California!
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