Oregon's Largest Monterey Cypress

Oregon's Largest Monterey Cypress

Oregon's Largest Monterey Cypress
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half-Brit
Oregon Coast49,686 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2011
This huge tree used to be called "The World's Largest Monterey Cypress", but about 2000 the designation was changed to read "Oregon's Largest Monterey Cypress", after a larger tree was found on the California coast. It's still a really big tree and is about 130 feet tall.

Planted about 150 years ago by Harrison Blake, a local legend claims that he haunts the tree. It was a nice sunny day when we were there so we didn't see any ghosts :-)

The tree is visible from Highway 101, and is located just off the main highway on an old stretch of 101. There is plenty of parking nearby (room for RVs) and the tree is always accessible.
Written May 1, 2011
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alanvoetsch
Ruch, OR210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Every couple of years my wife has to stop by here and take a picture or 2. It's easy to get to, just a little south as you get into Brookings/Harbor on the east side of Hwy 101.
Written April 19, 2017
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AlaskansinOR
Ashland, OR276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
This is one magnificent cypress tree. Planted in the 1850's by one of the areas original settlers, the tree is in wonderful condition, strong and healthy looking. You can see it from hwy. 101, but if you pull off the road at the "Chetco Museum" sign you can park right next to it. Someone mentioned not being able to park close-by -- not the case. Park in the museum lot, or drive up a small dirt road just before the museum and park by the tree. Really worth the stop to see this handsome old man!
Written July 20, 2016
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Applegate821
Jacksonville, OR26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
It definitely is a BIG tree. That's it. Nothing special in the immediate vicinity. Not worth visiting Brookings just to see this tree.
Written January 28, 2015
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Rebekajean
The Woodlands, TX1,079 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
Beautiful old Cypress right off Hwy 101. If you are passing that way, stop to see it but don't go out of your way. The Museum was closed both times we stopped by so we drove on up the Oregon Redwood Trail until it turned over a bridge and went from asphalt to gravel. There is a picnic table under the Cypress but the view isn't the best around. As said by others, now we have seen it.
Written March 3, 2013
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roxhun
Grants Pass31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
go back again and again!

It will only get bigger next time you see it!
Written January 8, 2012
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woodenrabbit
Cypress, CA48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011 • Couples
Hey, who doesn't want to stop and check out an old, huge tree? It's easy to find and right off the highway. Maybe it's because i am a tree lover, but I think it's worth the stop. You need to stretch your legs anyway, right?
Written July 30, 2011
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John N
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
You'll see this huge Monterey Cypress right along side of Highway 101 on Museum Road in Harbor, Oregon. Not only is is worth your while to stop and pay your respects to this old monarch, but the historic Chetco Valley Museum is just up the lane in the old Blake House. A worthwhile visit. Orville Dodge called the Chetco Valley the prettiest valley on the whole of the Oregon coast. The museum is full of artifacts from the nine villages of the first peoples who lived along the Chetco River, as well as pioneer artifacts, tools, relics and other fascinating treasures from the earliest of times in the Chetco Valley.
Written June 24, 2019
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Mike O
Zeeland, MI509 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Cool to look at but no parking and in a guys yard. Big tree but that's about it. It was hard to find on the google maps due to the location and there isn't any clear signs advertising.
Written August 23, 2016
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Jollywomon
Brookings, OR210 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
The tree is Huge and quite impressive. The museum is small and easy to tour. The museum is well maintained
Written June 1, 2016
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