|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), past Howland Hill Giant, 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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Photos: Pictures of Chesty Puller Tree taken from different sides