Humboldt Redwoods State Park & Avenue of the Giants
Welcome to Humboldt Redwoods State Park & Avenue of the Giants
Don’t miss this magical drive through California’s largest redwood park, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, which covers 53,000 acres – 17,000 of which are old-growth – and contains some of the world’s most magnificent trees. It also boasts three-quarters of the world’s tallest 100 trees. Tree huggers take note: these groves rival (and some say surpass) those in Redwood National Park, which is a long drive further north, although the landscapes here are less diverse.
Exit Hwy 101 when you see the ‘Avenue of the Giants’ sign, take this smaller alternative to the interstate; it’s an incredible, 32-mile, two-lane stretch. You’ll find free driving guides at roadside signboards at both the avenue’s southern entrance, 6 miles north of Garberville, near Phillipsville, and at the northern entrance, south of Scotia, at Pepperwood; there are access points off Hwy 101.