Avenue of the Giants Scenic Drive

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Avenue of the Giants Scenic Drive is a 31.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Phillipsville, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking, road biking, and scenic driving.

DISTANCE
31.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2194 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

road biking

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

wildlife

Drive through giant redwoods in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California Humboldt Redwoods State Park encompasses 53,000 acres of forests, meadows, and watersheds and about 100 miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails. Approximately 17,000 acres consists of old-growth coast redwood forests, including the 10,000 acre Rockefeller Forest, the largest contiguous old growth redwood forest in the world. The 32-mile Avenue of the Giants parallels Highway 101 and winds its way through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This road was originally built as a stagecoach and wagon road in the 1880s. Today, the Avenue of the Giants, also knows as State Route 254, is considered a scenic alternate to Highway 101. There are several opportunities along the route to access Highway 101. Along the Avenue of the Giants eight Auto Tour Stops designate panels and interesting places to stop. Look for the Auto Tour sign to indicate where to stop. Stops are generally about 200 feet beyond the Auto Tour signs.

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9 days ago

This is an amazing drive no matter where you begin along the route! Great stops along the way to get out and explore.

27 days ago

scenic driving
1 month ago

Fantastic scenic drive

3 months ago

This drive is awesome, follows the river and the redwoods here are amazing!!!! With lots of cool stops along the way to explore

scenic driving
7 months ago

One of the prettiest drives anywhere around. When I was young it was the only highway there. My 1st memory of it was at the age of 10...

8 months ago

so cool to drive through, plenty of places to pull off and explore!

Monday, December 20, 2010

I loved the Avenue of the Giants. Its so calming driving between the tallest trees in the world. A great place to stop is the Immortal Tree, which is located at the end of the drive right before you get back onto the 101.