Epimetheus - 7th Largest Tree in Atlas Grove
Height: 295.60+ ft (90.10+ m) Elevation: 180 ft (55 m) GPS Latitude: 41.36653
Volume: 22,489 ft3 (637 m3) Creek: Boyes Creek GPS Longitude: -124.01494
Width: 18.67 ft (5.69 m) Grove: Atlas Grove Discovery Date: 1991
Age: 1,400 y Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By: Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Epimetheus is the 20th largest tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and the 7th largest tree in Atlas Grove. Humboldt State University 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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