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Avenue of the Giants, CA 95571
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great road to drive or bike on with several spots to stop and taken in all the giant trees. One of my favorite roads through a Coastal Redwood forest. Several paths take off from roadside parking spots where one can meander amongst the tallest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ernie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving north on Highway 101 turned onto Highway 254 into Avenue of Giants about 12 kms (~ 7 miles) north of Garberville at the Southern Entrance. Absolutely gorgeous to drive for 46 kilometres (29 miles) through the columns of majestic trees to the Northern Entrance....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank george45
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen! The redwoods are unbelievable. We enjoyed every mile, even in the rain.

Date of experience: January 2019
5  Thank Lynnette B
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We drove through the Avenue of the Giants highway and can't wait to return and explore more- will definitely do some hiking and picnic-ing! Wished we had a little more time to check things out. The trees are unlike anything you've ever seen and must...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank jujuscorner
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Felt like we were in a magical place. Breathtaking...one needs to really take their time and drink in the beauty of the majestic trees. Takes your mind off the really twisty turns! Truly worth it...my heart is full.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank monabug
Reviewed November 19, 2018

This is what dreams are made of. Beautiful and majestic Redwoods. Spiritual and Peaceful. There aren't enough words to describe being blanketed between these majestic Giants. The park volunteers were helpful and charming. Get a map of the trails. We went in late fall so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Travel654881
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We definitely recommend taking an afternoon to drive through the Avenue of the Giants, the trees are amazing and so much bigger in real life!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MemoriesInHerHonor
Reviewed November 8, 2018

An incredible adventure awaits all those who choose to come here. The winding road through the legs of these giants makes any traveler instantly fall in love with these trees. If you have the time, and you should always make the time, don't follow 101...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank justinoliphant
Reviewed November 7, 2018

There is a car tour map that you can get for free at either end of the Avenue. use it and it will show you some ineradicable forest venues. there are many short hikes from the areas highlighted on the map. I recommend you take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pdxworldtravler
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is the number one place we go when family comes to visit. The drive through the avenue is spectacular. A lot of places to pull off and park and wander in the forest. Children love to explore all the nook and crannies of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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August 20, 2018|
Response from Col20 | Reviewed this property |
I have no clue, we did not do any hiking. But we saw plenty of places indicating Trail Walks. There are 2 small, unmanned Visitors Centres along the way that offer a range of brochures that might be helpful to you.
Lawrence L
May 30, 2018|
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Response from Ken W | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any bike rentals anywhere along the route. Maybe just go a cheap one at Walmart and give it to a local kid when you're done with it.
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Just 1 day, feeling overwhelmed (3 Replies)
Hello! I'll be in the Redwood area for the first time with my boyfriend. We'll be coming from Crescent City and staying the night after in Mendocino. I've got the maps, the info, the itinerary.. but I still fell VERY overwhelmed by the amount of things and places to see! We're coming from Italy, not our first time in the States but first time in the area. We're not hiking people, may do a short-easy walk but that's it. We will do the Avenue of the Giants, but besides that, what...More
August 22, 2018|
Response fromarlosmom|
Just driving peacefully along the Avenue of the Giants will give you a good sense of the redwoods. But if you want to get out and walk around a little bit, I suggest Patrick's Point State Park just north of Trinidad. If you would like to walk on the beach, drive on down into Trinidad where there is easy access. There are many beautiful spots on that drive; you'd be safe in choosing any of them. Jedediah Smith State Park might be the most famous along with Lady Bird Johnson Grove - you can...More
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Costal Drive Trip (11 Replies)
I'm in the process of planning a trip to California with parents and husband. We want to travel the coast line - Hwy 1 starting at Hearst Castle area. I've marked the following places as potential destinations. 1. Hearst Castle, 2. Point Lobos State Reserve, 3. Montery Bay Aquarium, 4. Cannery Row, 5. Alcatrez, 6.Sonoma, 7. Avenue of the Giants. We are flying in on Friday (thinking about Fresno)airport) and will start at Hearst Castle and travel North. 1st question is can we drive and...More
August 23, 2012|
Response fromtravelingrunner|
You could easily spend 8 days in each of those areas, so it will be a tough choice deciding to continue into OR. Are you visiting SF? What are your interests & when is your trip.
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Rode trip to San Francisco from Seattle 10 day total trip (1 Reply)
Hi, My huband, daughter and I are trying to plan a rode trip to San Francisco from Seattle, we are leaving June 22 and will be returning to Seattle July 5th or 6th. Please help us with a suggested route along hwy 101, with what to see, where to stay and where to eat. We are within a budget so family friendly and cheap rates/prices apply. We will be doing some tent camping along the way, but will also stay in affordable motels/hotels. We know we will be traveling along hwy 101 and we...More
May 29, 2014|
Response fromPacificNWFamily|
Hi If you know you want to travel along the Oregon Coast on your road trip, post on the Oregon Coast forum. tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g1438848-i12636 Then look at options in Redwood NP. tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g2193168-i22777 Finally, look at the San Francisco forum: tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g60713-i30 On this forum, start with the Top Questions on the right. You'll want to read about neighborhoods, where to stay w/ free parking, Activities for Families with Children, and any...More