Artemis - 14th Largest Coast Redwood
Height: 300.85+ ft (91.70+ m) Elevation: 382 ft (116 m) GPS Latitude: 41.37011
Volume: 29,331 ft3 (831 m3) Creek: Artemis Creek GPS Longitude: -124.01315
Width: 17.42 ft (5.31 m) Grove: Irvine Grove Discovery Date: 2002
Age: 1,700 y Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By: Christine A. Aralia

Notes: Artemis is the 14th largest single-stem coast redwood, the 8th largest tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and the largest tree in James Irvine Grove. Naturalist Christine A. Aralia named the tree after the Greek Olympian Artemis, goddess of hunting and wilderness, daughter of Zeus. Artemis Creek flows through a small cave within the base of the trunk.

Humboldt State University forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett published a 360-degree panorama of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park taken from the top of Artemis.

Drive: Artemis is 261 mi (420 km) north of San Francisco near the community of Orick.

From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Orick, take exit 753 Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. Drive north 1.8 mi (2.9 km) on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway and turn right into the to the Big Tree Wayside parking lot 0.4 mi (0.6 km) past Cal-Barrel Road.

Hike: From the trailhead at the northeastern corner of the parking lot, hike east 40 ft (12 m) to the junction with Foothill Trail. Turn right at the trail junction, and hike south 0.2 mi (0.3 km) on Foothill Trail, past a redwood beside the trail, to the trail exit point near 41.37024 -124.01337. Turn left here and hike southeast/uphill 75 ft (23 m) off-trail to Artemis.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.2 mi (0.3 km) Ascent: 225 ft (69 m)
Time: 6 min Off-Trail: 75 ft (23 m) Descent: 77 ft (23 m)
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Photos: Pictures of Artemis Tree taken from different sides

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