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“Majestic Redwoods in the Full Moon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Avenue of the Giants, Weott, CA 95571
707-946-2409
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Weott
Type: Scenic Drives, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Driving
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Owner description: Home of the 31 mile Avenue of the Giants (Redwoods).
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“Majestic Redwoods in the Full Moon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I drove through this massive park on the way from Mattole Beach on the coast due west from this park's entrance. It was a scary adventure as it is very remote and we drove through the park at night with lots of wildlife darting across the road such as spotted skunks, owls and herds of deer. It was a lifetime experience to see the full moon in the sky with the towering redwoods. If you get a chance to see this, give it a whirl, you will love it. Many camping opportunities and a fun adventure along Highway 101.

Visited September 2013
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“the size of these trees is incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We walked a few of the shorter informational trails, and the trees were stupendously large. Makes you stand there staring, just trying to comprehend how old these giants are, how many tragedies they've been through, how many comrades they've lost through the years. Pretty intense.

Visited August 2013
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“||Humboldt Redwoods Camping||”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed at the campsite here in October. We reserved a spot and easily found it. When we arrived the ranger was no longer around so we had to go to a nearby campground and buy firewood. The spots are large, the trees are beautiful and there are plenty of hiking trails to explore. The facilities were awesome! We will be back.x

Visited October 2013
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

There are not sufficient words to describe the redwoods. The park is fantastic. The visitor center is great. Go there and get some good maps of the trails (the booklet if good, but also get the big trail map that is about $2,50 - so worth it). Also, be aware that they take the bridges down in late September for the rainy season. That can limit hiking. But we went in October and had a great time. The rangers can suggest good hikes and some ways around the bridges being out. Redcrest is a nice place for coffee. We stayed in Ferndale, which is a bit of a drive, but closer than Garberville to the north part of the park, and there are a lot of hikes at that end. The trails could be better marked. Because you can't see where you are in relation to the sun because of the amazing trees, a compass is a good idea if you are doing any serious hiking.

Visited October 2013
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“The Avenue of the Giants - where the really BIG trees are!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

On a recent trip down the Redwoods Hwy and through the Avenue of the Giants, I wondered WHERE are the REALLY big Trees? . After doing some research I came up with this list of Eight not to be missed Big Trees to see in the California Redwoods Parks

1. Big Tree -  An easy access tree located in north of the Prairie Creek Visitor Center on Newton B Drury Parkway. Take the short trail to the Big Tree (paved).  This tree's height is 304' tall and diameter is 21' .
  
2. Corkscrew Tree -  This tree has four trunks intertwined together as they all reach up skyward. Located north of Prairie Creek Visitor Center near Big Tree. 


3. Tall Tree - Located in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park in the Rockerfeller Forrest. Turn West and go under Hwy 101 off of the Avenue of Giants Road. It's a short 4 mile drive to the parking lot. Tall Tree is on a short walk on a trail just NW of the parking area. Height: 359; Diameter 13.4 and Circumference 42.

4. Giant Tree - Park as if going to Tall Tree. (Giant Treeis also Located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park near Mattole Rd., in the Rockefeller Forest.  Turn West and go under the Hwy 101 off of the Avenue of the Giants Road. A short 4 mile drive to the parking lot. Cross the bridge over the river and head to the left. It is a short flat hike. There is a short loop trail as well. Height:This tree was once 363', it is now 354' after a storm broke off its top. Circumference 53


5. Founders Tree -   Located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park near the town of Weott. Four miles north of the Visitor Center, Turn East off the Avenue of the Giants on the Dyerville Loop Road. The Founders Grove Nature Trail is a lovely short flat hike *.6mile) starting with the Founders tree and looping back around to the parking lot. Height: 346; Diameter 12/7; Circumference 40 ft.

6. Dyerville Giant - Located along the founders Grove Nature Trail (just 0.6 miles long). This giant tree crashed to the ground in 1991, and left an almost 400 feet uprooted root cluster with wooden “dreadlocks “ sprouting in all directions, as well as an enormous crater where it once stood.   Located just south of the Founders Tree. 

7. Shriners Tree - for only $5 you can drive your car right through this tree. Located just south of the Visitor Center at Humbolt Redwoods StatePark in Myers Flatt. The Tree is open from dawn til dusk. Of course there is a Gift shop. Height: 375; Diameter 21; Circumference 64

8. Chandelier Tree - Another one of the trees you can drive through. Located near Leggett
For a small fee you can drive through the tree and take pictures. There is a nice park area with picnic tables and of course a gift shop. Open from 8 a.m. to dusk year round. Directions:  Take the Leggett exit where Hwy 101 junctions with Hwy 1, after exiting the freeway turn south immediately onto frontage rd and watch for signs to park.  Height: 346; Diameer 12/7; Circumference 40 feet

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Visited September 2013
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