Ballantine - 8th Largest Tree in Atlas Grove
Height: 318.90+ ft (97.20+ m) Elevation: 180 ft (55 m) GPS Latitude: 41.36690
Volume: 19,450 ft3 (551 m3) Creek: GPS Longitude: -124.01679
Width: 17.37 ft (5.29 m) Grove: Atlas Grove Discovery Date: 1991
Age: 1,221 y Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By: Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Ballantine is the 24th largest tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and the 8th largest tree in Atlas Grove. Humboldt State University forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett named the tree Ballantine to honor his former equipment technician Douglas Ballantine.

Drive: Ballantine 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 1.5 mi (2.4 km) on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway to Cal-Barrel Road. Turn right onto Cal-Barrel Road, drive east 650 ft (198 m), and park just before the road turns left through a gate.

Hike: From the parking area walk northwest on Cal-Barrel Road toward Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway and Foothill Trail which crosses Cal-Barrel Road. Turn left at the Foothill Trail sign and hike southwest 450 ft (137 m) on Foothill Trail, past the Rotary Memorial Grove marker on your left. Ballantine stands 75 ft (23 m) off-trail to your left.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 800 ft (244 m) Ascent: 0 ft (0 m)
Time: 5 min Off-Trail: 75 ft (23 m) Descent: 0 ft (0 m)
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