Mahan Plaque Trail - Avenue of the Giants

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Mahan Plaque Trail - Avenue of the Giants is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Redcrest, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.0 miles 114 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


Amazing hike through giant redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants. In 1924, Laura Mahan, President of the local Save-the-Redwoods League and James Mahan, a prominent Eureka attorney, took a personal stand when they learned the forest around you was about to be logged. Through their direct actions operations were stopped. Pacific Lumber company agreed to continue paying taxes on this land until Save-the-Redwoods League purchased it six years later. One family's success to preserve these trees has allowed ALL of us the opportunity to enjoy this splendor today. The preservation of redwoods continues though the efforts of Save-the-Redwoods League, the California State Parks and many other individuals and agencies.

4 months ago

Beautiful flat trail just south of Founders trail. Enormous old growth giants. If you look closely to your left, you may find the albino redwood.