Demeter - 10th Largest Tree in Atlas Grove
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: 1,066 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 Poseidon and Zeus.

Sillett published a photograph of Kronos (L), Demeter (C), and Rhea (R) taken from Zeus.

Drive: Demeter is 262 mi (422 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

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