Fesler - 11th Largest Tree in Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP
Height: 215.00+ ft (65.53+ m) Elevation: 287 ft (87 m) GPS Latitude: 41.81369
Volume: 21,470 ft3 (608 m3) Creek: Clarks Creek GPS Longitude: -124.10750
Width: 19.00 ft (5.79 m) Grove: Skinner and Stelter Grove Discovery Date:
Age: Park: Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Discovered By:

Notes: Fesler, also known as Fessler and Simpson-Reed Giant, is the 11th largest (10th largest single-stem) tree in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Athough the tree was named for nearby David R. and Sherrill E. Fesler Grove and Simpson-Reed Grove, it actually stands within Ruth Adams Skinner and Leona Ann Stelter Redwood Grove.

Drive: Fesler is 292 mi (470 km) north of San Francisco near Crescent City.

Northbound: From U.S. Highway 101, 5 mi (8 km) north of Crescent City, take exit 794 to U.S. Highway 199. Drive east 2.8 mi (4.5 km) on U.S. Highway 199 to Walker Road.

Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101, 5 mi (8 km) north of Crescent City, turn left onto Elk Valley Cross Road to connect to U.S. Highway 199. Turn left and drive southeast 0.3 mi (0.5 km) on Elk Valley Cross Road to U.S. Highway 199. Turn left again and drive east 2.3 mi (3.7 km) on U.S. Highway 199 to Walker Road.

Turn left onto Walker Road, drive north 140 ft (43 m), and park at one of the turnouts near signs for Walker Road Day Use Area or David R. and Sherrill Fesler Grove.

Hike: From the turnout, walk north 230 ft (70 m) on Walker Road to the trailhead just south of the bridge over Clarks Creek. Walk past the trailhead sign, turn right, and hike east 430 ft (131 m) on Simpson-Reed Trail. Turn left/north at the fork in the trail and hike 400 ft (122 m) to Fesler which stands beside the trail on your left.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.2 mi 0.3 km Ascent: 28 ft 9 m
Time: 5 min Off-Trail: 0 ft 0 m Descent: 23 ft 7 m
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