|Height:||295.60+ ft||(90.10+ m)||Elevation:||180 ft (55 m)||GPS Latitude:||41.36653|
|Volume:||20,329 ft3||(576 m3)||Creek:||Boyes Creek||GPS Longitude:||-124.01494|
|Width:||18.67 ft||(5.69 m)||Grove:||Atlas Grove||Discovery Date:||1991|
|Age:||1,397 y||Park:||Prairie Creek Redwoods SP||Discovered By:||Michael W. Taylor|
Notes: Epimetheus is the 23rd largest tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and the 7th largest tree in Atlas Grove. Cal Poly Humboldt forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett named the tree after the Greek Titan Epimetheus, god of hindsight, brother of Atlas and Prometheus.
Drive: Epimetheus 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 south 190 ft (58 m) off-trail to Epimetheus.
|Rating:||Easy||One-Way Distance:||190 ft||(58 m)||Ascent:||0 ft||(0 m)|
|Time:||3 min||Off-Trail:||190 ft||(58 m)||Descent:||0 ft||(0 m)|
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Photos: Pictures of Epimetheus Tree taken from different sides