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Address: Avenue of the Giants, CA 95571
Phone Number: +1 707-946-2263
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A nice detour off of 101

We were on a one month driving trip and had the time to do a little more sightseeing. We've been past the turn off for the Avenue of the Giants a number of time but were always... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
StevoinMinnesoto
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were on a one month driving trip and had the time to do a little more sightseeing. We've been past the turn off for the Avenue of the Giants a number of time but were always in a hurry going someplace else. This year we exited and followed the avenue for quite a few miles. The pace is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Get off the highway and take this drive. We went north to south but the drive would be just as nice in either direction. As you enter the area, stop at the turnouts and pick up a "driving tour". The tour is free and provides a lot of information on the forest and what you are seeing. Do be aware... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

30+ miles of driving through spectacular old growth Redwood forests - you can see the giants up close from your car, or get out and hike a bit in any of the major groves. There are plenty of places to stop and take pictures and stretch your legs. There are picnic spots available as well - lots of easy hiking... More 

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved out drive through the Avenue... A Beautiful wonder to behold. This was my first time here and I was so mesmerized by it all, I want to go again soon. Every was so clean and fresh... We enjoyed our afternoon so much that we came back through it the next day on our way home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular, awe inspiring and uplifting experience to visit these ancient ones. I've always wanted to see these giants up close since poring over my mum's old National Geographic magazines. Nothing quite prepared me for the emotions and feelings they evoke. Just beautiful.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for everyone to experience redwoods without even necessarily having to go hiking if you're not able to do so.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to describe how you will feel inside driving the Ave of the Giants, but you'll definitely feel small while doing it. It's unlikely you'll ever see trees this massive again during your life time, but this is a drive to make at least once. Be sure to take your time driving the old Hwy 101 and savour the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never seen such beautiful trees. They were enormous and awesome. On highway 101, going south, the North entrance is just past Scotia, and before Pepperwood, and now you're in "The Avenue of the Giants". ("We took the road that said, "Avenue of the Giants".) .This will take your breath away. (And it's free) You can pull off the road... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the tallest trees in the world are along this avenue. We drove through most of it which takes about an hour or so though a twisty road. There are pulloffs along the way for slower drivers and photo opportunities. We went on the Rockerfeller hike which was lovely and followed along the Eel river (it was less than... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful drive top to bottom! I drive a 32ft RV and had no issues what so ever. There are lots of pull outs and places to take a break and look around. The redwoods along the way are breathtaking. I would note that a lot of the shops and restaurants were closed at the end of Oct... More 

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