Brown Creek Giant - 20th Largest Coast Redwood
Height: 255.00+ ft (77.72+ m) Elevation: 340 ft (104 m) GPS Latitude: 41.38818
Volume: 27,581 ft3 (781 m3) Creek: Prairie Creek GPS Longitude: -124.01925
Width: 21.00 ft (6.40 m) Grove: Russ Grove Discovery Date: 1995
Age: Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By: Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Brown Creek Giant, named after the nearby creek (although it stands closer to Prairie Creek), is the 20th largest coast redwood, the 9th largest tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and the largest tree in Joseph and Zipporah Russ Humboldt County Pioneers Grove.

Drive: Brown Creek Giant is 264 mi (425 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 2.9 mi (4.7 km) on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway and park at the pullout for the South Fork Trailhead on the right/east side of the road near 41.38774 -124.01734.

Hike: GPS-assisted navigation is recommended for this hike. From the pullout, walk across Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway to the trailhead on the west side of the road then hike west 0.1 mi (0.2 km) on South Fork Trail to the junction with Karl Knapp Trail (formerly known as Prairie Creek Trail). Continue straight, across the bridge over Brown Creek, and hike northwest 210 ft (64 m) on Karl Knapp Trail to the trail exit point near 41.38794 -124.01951. Leave the trail here and, using a GPS device, hike northeast 110 ft (34 m) off-trail, along a fallen log, to Brown Creek Giant.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.2 mi (0.3 km) Ascent: 95 ft (29 m)
Time: 10 min Off-Trail: 110 ft (34 m) Descent: 64 ft (20 m)
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