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Avenue of the Giants
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Sin Aguayo
San Bernardino, CA241 contributions
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There are different entrances to this place, but either way it is very easy to get here. Essentially, it's just a highway exit, a beautiful one. As you drive through, you will encounter some shops and the world famous shrine drive through tree, a small sort of garden surrounded by tall Redwoods and a hollow Redwood which you can drive through it if you have a small vehicle. My tundra was too big. $10 will get you in. The Avenue of the Giants is an immersive, impressive, and scenic drive that takes you back through time. This is for sure a must if you are in the area. It loops around so don't worry about getting lost. Luckily, we had the road to ourselves and took some impressive drone footage and photos. The tall trees alongside the road like an ancient natural wall, provides an amazing veiw every inch you drive. Follow me and my adventures ig: Sin_Aguayo_Canelito
Written January 20, 2022
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,465 contributions
What an amazing drive! It was like stepping back in time to a slower more relaxed pace. I am always in awe of the size of the trees and their natural beauty so this drive was a bucket list item for both my husband and me. We took our time and stopped at a couple of places that really caught our eye. It took us a bit of extra time to get to our next stop, but we planned for that; in all fairness, we could have planned to allow even more time because it seems like there is more to see around every corner and just past every giant tree. This drive is one of the best parts of our entire west coast road trip and there are plenty of places to stop and have a beautiful lunch or snack.
Written June 14, 2022
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mommyof3lilmonsters
Sterling, CO179 contributions
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We live on the plains where trees are scarce and to see these beautiful magestic giant trees is breathtaking and inspiring. The dark wood with the bright green is amazing. My kids loved walking through the woods.
Written June 28, 2020
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ericgoldman
Mountain View, CA223 contributions
One of the most beautiful auto tours anywhere. The road runs along the river and weaves through wonderful redwood forests, dotted by quaint towns and quirky roadside attractions/tourist traps. Our favorite stops were the Founder’s Grove and the Gould Grove trail across from the visitor’s center, but all of the stops are great (though, if you think redwood groves are all the same, they may feel redundant). Although the groves are part of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, access is free. The Humboldt Redwoods State Park has many other first-rate trails; it’s the world’s largest remaining old-growth redwood forest.
Written August 14, 2021
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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA1,891 contributions
If you are in a hurry, stay on highway 101. The average speed for Avenue of the Giants is about forty mph. Plus, you of course will want to stop the car to take pictures, maybe go for a hike or walk, and there are a few small towns along the way to check out.
For scenery, it's awesome. You are doing a driving tour through the redwoods. Sometimes you *must* pay attention to the road and not the trees, due to the twisting nature of the road. The road cuts so close to some of the trees, that there are reflectors or caution signs at those curves. But overall, it is a pleasant drive in some iconic trees. Allow at least a few hours for it, but if you need to exit, there are places along the way to get back to highway 101.
One other place we visited can rival it, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park near Klamath. If you have a short amount of time, and you will be going by both, the latter is a better choice. Just as pretty, but shorter. We opted to see both because we had the time, and neither disappointed.
Written August 10, 2021
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jerjon
Mojave, CA703 contributions
We spent a day driving the Avenue of the Giants. Photos do no do justice to the size of the redwood trees. We stopped at several places to hike amongst the trees. There are a variety of trails to suit all levels of fitness and abilities. We packed a picnic lunch and ate in one of the groves. Highly recommend getting off the 101 and taking this scenic route, even if you are not planning to stop to hike.
Written May 29, 2021
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cynthia m
Toledo, OH8 contributions
You have to see these spectacular trees to believe it. Take the .5 mile hike around the Founders Tree…you will be amazed, and it is an easy, level, well kept trail. Everyone should see these redwoods once…you won’t forget it.
Written September 1, 2022
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lkis229
Southington, CT550 contributions
If you don't have a lot of time to see all the different forests with Redwoods, take this 30 mile ride. It's amazing. You drive through Humboldt forest and all those amazing trees. There are plenty of places to pull over and take pictures, hike a trail or areas to camp. It's a drive that you don't want to miss.
Written June 15, 2022
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HeardItBothWays
Easton, PA2,402 contributions
My husband and I drove through the Avenue of the Giants on our latest trip through the area. We had previously hiked in the Redwoods but wanted to experience it in a new way. The giant trees are so breathtaking and driving through them is a great, accessible way to see them! The drive took a bit longer than the parallel paths but it was well worth it for a new view. I'd definitely recommend taking this path if you're in the area!
Written August 8, 2022
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808Sunshine
Kapolei200 contributions
My NorCal road trip's main purpose was to see the Giant Redwoods along Avenue of the Giants. Amazing sight to behold. We visited the Gould (across visitor's center) Rockefeller, Founders Groves. I favor Rockefeller Loop trail. Would've loved to walk more trails but we were not prepared for the inclement weather of graupel falling on us. Nice to see those ice pellets cover the trail white. Would definitely revisit!
Written June 21, 2022
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