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Avenue of the Giants

Avenue of the Giants, CA 95571
(707) 946-2263
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Ranked #23 of 4,998 Attractions in California
Type: Scenic Drives
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Avon, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Take the time to drive this 32 mile stretch of prehistoric wonder. The giant redwoods are AMAZING. No picture or documentary can give you same awe inspiring feeling of seeing these wonders in person.

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Littleton, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a most amazing drive...35 miles in length off of 101. You can get on or off at several places, but I recommend driving the whole distance at least one way. At several stops there are short hikes through the redwood forest and a lot of historical information, especially about the efforts to save the redwoods. It is so... More

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Long Beach, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
53 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The 101 is a very enjoyable ride through the various Redwood parks, so it would be easy to miss or even dismiss by thinking there is no need to do the scenic alternate…WRONG. It is simply amazing. There are both short and long hikes in the park – All I can say is excellent and don’t miss it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have always wanted to visit the Redwoods and finally got the chance after 50 years. Driving the Avenue of the Giants did not disappoint! The trees are absolutely stunning, with views on every side that you can't see anywhere else in the world. There are also quite a few quick stops on the road with "local" attractions. I'd expected... More

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96 reviews 96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We drove thought The Avenue of the Giants on our way south. It follows the route of the 101 so it's easy to hop off and on again. There's a well designed leaflet at the entrance which details several places to pull into and take a stroll into the forest and there are information boards to explain about the trees... More

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Fredonia, Ny
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Between Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Redwood National Park is the really breath-taking Avenue of the Giants. You can drive the entire "avenue" or exit along the way to get back to the freeway. There are several points of interest and it is a beautiful drive. The trail at the Visitor's Center was very well done.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We started in Vargas me my wife and brother in law and sister in law that was fine did the usual things Hoover dame if you do this go inside Grand Canyon all very good then we hired a car drove to Beverly Hills that was very good also then we took the California highway out of this world. Had... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Absolutely breathtaking. There really is nothing like it. You absolutely cannot miss this. We added two days to our Oregon Coast tour just to take in the Redwoods and the Avenue of the Giants. Undoubtedly worth it. Our young teenage and pre-teen daughters were awestruck. Sad that the drive through trees are privately owned (we Canadians are not used to... More

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El Dorado, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We followed the auto tour. At the entrance to the Avenue there is a bin where you can pick up a map. We stopped at all the suggestions and hacked in. With so many people I thought it would be crazy. But the Forrest swallows you up. It's beautiful and peaceful. The hiking trails are easy. We had a 7... More

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Layton, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you are driving on the 101, it only takes a few extra minutes to exit and take the Avenue of the Giants. It was well worth the drive. We stopped to take the pamphlet for the Auto Tour. I would recommend it because it numbers the stops and gives a description of each place. My kids enjoyed watching for... More

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