Bell - 21st Largest Coast Redwood
Height: 314.00+ ft (95.71+ m) Elevation: 180 ft (55 m) GPS Latitude: 41.36713
Volume: 26,673 ft3 (755 m3) Creek: Boyes Creek GPS Longitude: -124.01724
Width: 19.75 ft (6.02 m) Grove: Atlas Grove Discovery Date: 1991
Age: 1,400 y Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By: Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Bell is the 21st largest single-stem coast redwood, the 12th largest tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and the 3rd largest tree in Atlas Grove. Naturalist Michael W. Taylor named the tree Bell-Bottom because its flared base reminded him of bell-bottom trousers. He later shortened the name to Bell at the request of Humboldt State University forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett who felt the name Bell-Bottom was unsophisticated.

Drive: Bell 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. Bell stands 60 ft (18 m) off-trail to your right.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 800 ft (244 m) Ascent: 0 ft (0 m)
Time: 5 min Off-Trail: 60 ft (18 m Descent: 0 ft (0 m)
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