|Height:||319.88+ ft||(97.50+ m)||Elevation:||180 ft (55 m)||GPS Latitude:||41.36671|
|Volume:||13,640 ft3||(386 m3)||Creek:||Boyes Creek||GPS Longitude:||-124.01454|
|Width:||14.65 ft||(4.47 m)||Grove:||Atlas Grove||Discovery Date:||1991|
|Age:||1,065 y||Park:||Prairie Creek Redwoods SP||Discovered By:||Michael W. Taylor|
Notes: Demeter is the 28th largest tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and the 10th largest tree in Atlas Grove. Cal Poly Humboldt forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett named the tree after the Greek Olympian Demeter, goddess of agriculture, daughter of Kronos and Rhea and sister of Zeus.
Sillett published a photograph of Kronos (L), Demeter (C), and Rhea (R) taken from Zeus.
Drive: Demeter 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, hike southeast 180 ft (55 m) off-trail to Demeter.
|Rating:||Easy||One-Way Distance:||180 ft||(55 m)||Ascent:||0 ft||(0 m)|
|Time:||3 min||Off-Trail:||180 ft||(55 m)||Descent:||0 ft||(0 m)|
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Photos: Pictures of Demeter Tree taken from different sides