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Avenue of the Giants

Avenue of the Giants, CA 95571
+1 707-946-2263
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So amazing!!!

The drive through the redwoods was amazing! The trees are so huge and you can stop along the road... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Germantown, Tennessee
via mobile
An amazing drive and walking trail - huge trees - simply wow!

Avenue of the Giants is a section of Highway 101 in northern California, approximately 30 miles... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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Avenue of the Giants, CA 95571
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The drive through the redwoods was amazing! The trees are so huge and you can stop along the road in many places to get close! Founders grove is a good easy hike with kids.

Thank LatteLovingHedgie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Avenue of the Giants is a section of Highway 101 in northern California, approximately 30 miles long, featuring the most stunning coastal redwood trees you will ever see, plus various side-stalls, exhibits, tourist attractions, etc. In places the attractions are a bit gimmicky, but you...More

Thank Davidjellis
Reviewed 1 week ago

From Eureka (or cute little Ferndale) take the 101 south past Scotia, an exit for the Avenue. Small pitstops like Pepperwood, Redcrest, Weott and Myers Flat, these are mostly souvenir shops, a bar or cafe, not much not really towns, per se, but breaks up...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words can hardly describe the emotions one feels while walking through these giants. Although this was our destination, if you are driving North or South on Hwy. 101 in Northern Calif., Avenue of the Giants is easily accessible during a 30 mile portion. There are...More

Thank browneyedbarbara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to stop and take the short hikes around the groves. These trees are absolutely incredible. Many are 2000 years old or older. The sheer size awe inspiring. Make sure to stop at the Founder's Grove if you are only going to walk...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled down the coast along Hwy 1 for the first time and stumbled upon this when we found the Benbow Inn. This approx 40 mile treck thru the Giant Redwoods is engrained in my head. I can visually see these huge trees and the...More

Thank Vickie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The drive is about 20 miles long but there are many entry and exit points onto Hwy 101 if you run out of time. Pick up a leaflet at the North Entrance on the 9 stopping points. I would rate this above the drive in...More

1  Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you ever go to Redwoods National Park north of Arcata, CA and the little town of Orick, you will see the tallest trees in the world. The actual tallest one on earth is a little bit of a hike into the national park and...More

2  Thank Alba Linda P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is my 4th visit and these trees never fail to amaze me. It is a great drive and there is a lot to see along the way. It is a great feeling to walk through the Trees and be at peace with yourself

1  Thank hlhajh
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through the Avenue of the Giants on a rainy day! This was a perfect opportunity to still see the beauty and grandeur of the Redwoods from the dry car :) We were able to get out at many of the pull offs along...More

Thank Brianna G
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We will be heading to this area in two weeks. It looks like you cannot drive the Avenue of the Giants now because the road is closed. Does anyone have more information on this? Thanks!
3 March 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
That's a surprise to me. I'd suggest calling the state or possible the best western in Garberville. The BW makes their money on that drive, they should know the answer
Hello! I am traveling with my kids in spring -- we are driving from portland to Crescent City to Trinidad to Ave. of the Giants--then onto SanFran. Would love to know best stops for hiking, places for staying and how to expose my kids to the amazing places of nature -- how much better they are than video games :) Thanks so much!!!
21 November 2016|
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Response from 94121travel | Reviewed this property |
We made our base in Fortuna at the "Best Western Country Inn, Fortuna" to explore the Redwoods - notes in parentheses are TripAdvisor reviews which I think you can review from my profile: Avenue of the Giants (5... More
Salma .
What might happen if someone tried to grow a redwood tree in Kansas or Missouri for example?
21 October 2016|
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Response from 94121travel | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of variables as to what constitutes acceptable growing area for Redwoods. I can't find a good source online but vaguely remember that there are attempts to grow them in China and in the south of France. In... More