Chesty Puller
Height: 318.00+ ft (96.93+ m) Elevation: 160 ft (49 m) GPS Latitude: 41.77760
Volume: Creek: Mill Creek GPS Longitude: -124.10088
Width: 21.39 ft (6.52 m) Grove: Grove of Titans Discovery Date: May 11, 1998
Age: Park: Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP Discovered By: Stephen C. Sillett
Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Chesty Puller, also known as Fused Titan, is a large, multi-stem coast redwood near the southern edge of the Grove of Titans. The tree was renamed to honor United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell Chesty Puller, the most-decorated Marine in history.

Drive: Chesty Puller is 290 mi (467 km) north of San Francisco near Crescent City.

Northbound: From U.S. Highway 101, exit Humboldt Road just south of Crescent City. Turn right onto Humboldt Road and drive 1.5 mi (2.4 km) north to Howland Hill Road. Turn right onto Howland Hill Road and drive 3.8 mi (6.1 km) to the parking area located at 41.77243 -124.09940.

Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101, exit Elk Valley Road just south of Crescent City. Turn left onto Elk Valley Road then drive 1.1 mi (1.8 km) to Howland Hill Road. Turn right onto Howland Hill Road and drive 4.4 mi (7.1 km) to the parking area located at 41.77243 -124.09940.

There are two turnouts on the right/east side of the road. Park at the first turnout which is closest to the trailhead sign on the opposite side of the road.

Hike: From the trailhead sign, hike north 0.6 mi (1.0 km) on Mill Creek Trail to the point where the trail approaches creek level. Turn left near this distinctive leaning tree and hike west 150 ft (46 m) off-trail to Chesty Puller.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.7 mi (1.1 km) Ascent: 162 ft (49 m)
Time: 40 min Off-Trail: 130 ft (40 m) Descent: 189 ft (58 m)
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