|Height:||306.76+ ft||(93.50+ m)||Elevation:||140 ft (43 m)||GPS Latitude:||41.77763|
|Volume:||32,535 ft3||(921 m3)||Creek:||Mill Creek||GPS Longitude:||-124.09907|
|Width:||23.70 ft||(7.22 m)||Grove:||Grove of Titans||Discovery Date:||May 11, 1998|
|Age:||2,324 y||Park:||Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP||Discovered By:||Stephen C. Sillett|
|Michael W. Taylor|
Notes: Del Norte Titan is the 7th largest coast redwood, the 5th largest tree in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, and the 2nd largest tree in the Grove of Titans. Cal Poly Humboldt forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett and naturalist Michael W. Taylor named the tree after the surrounding Del Norte County.
Del Norte Titan has the largest measured crown in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park: 680,730 ft3 (19,276 m3). The main trunk is hollow above 279 ft (85 m). Del Norte Titan is featured in the BBC Radio 4 Nature program James and the Giant Redwoods.
Drive: Del Norte Titan 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, CA. Turn right onto Humboldt Road and drive north 1.5 mi (2.4 km) to Howland Hill Road. Turn right onto Howland Hill Road and drive 4.1 mi (6.6 km), past Howland Hill Giant, to the parking area, located at 41.77637 -124.09818, near an unmarked trailhead 0.32 mi (0.51 km) north of the Mill Creek Trailhead sign and parking area.
Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101, exit Elk Valley Road just south of Crescent City, CA. Turn left onto Elk Valley Road and drive east 1.1 mi (1.8 km) to Howland Hill Road. Turn right onto Howland Hill Road and drive 4.7 mi (7.6 km) to the parking area, located at 41.77637 -124.09818, near an unmarked trailhead 0.32 mi (0.51 km) north of the Mill Creek Trailhead sign and parking area.
Hike: From the parking area, hike northwest 600 ft (184 m) on an unmarked trail to Del Norte Titan.
If Mill Creek is low enough to wade across, hike west across Mill Creek from Del Norte Titan to visit other trees in the Grove of Titans.
|Rating:||Easy||One-Way Distance:||600 ft||(184 m)||Ascent:||0 ft||(0 m)|
|Time:||4 min||Off-Trail:||0 ft||(0 m)||Descent:||40 ft||(12 m)|
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Photos: Pictures of Del Norte Titan Tree taken from different sides