Hazelwood
Height: 229.00 ft (69.80 m) Elevation: 6,457 ft (1,968 m) GPS Latitude: 36.56411
Volume: Creek: Little Deer Creek GPS Longitude: -118.76839
Width: 23.50 ft 7.16 m Grove: Giant Forest Discovery Date: 1989
Age: Park: Sequoia NP Discovered By: Wendell D. Flint
Michael W. Law

Notes: Hazelwood, named for the nearby Hazelwood Nature Trail, was once considered the world's 17th largest tree (trunk volume of 36,228 ft3 (1,026 m3)). In June 2002, Hazelwood lost half it's trunk after a lightning strike.

Drive: Hazelwood is 218 mi (351 km) southeast of San Francisco near Fresno.

Northbound: From U.S. Interstate 5 North, transfer to California State Route 99 North toward Bakersfield. Drive north 97 mi (156 km) on California State Route 99 and transfer to California State Route 198 East toward Visalia. Drive east 57 mi (92 km) on California State Route 198 (Generals Highway), past Four Guardsmen, and turn left into the Giant Forest Museum parking lot.

Southbound: From U.S. Interstate 5 South in Sacramento, transfer to U.S. Highway 50 East toward South Lake Tahoe. Drive east 1.7 mi (2.7 km) on U.S. Highway 50 and transfer to California State Highway 99 South. Near Fresno, transfer to California State Route 180 East. Drive east 56 mi (90 km) on California State Route 180, and turn right onto California State Route 198 West. Drive south 29 mi (47 km) on California State Route 198 (Generals Highway) and turn right into the Giant Forest Museum parking lot.

Hike: From the parking lot, hike east/downstairs 300 ft (91 m), across California State Route 198 (Generals Highway), toward Giant Forest Museum and Sentinel, which stands between the highway and Giant Forest Museum. From Sentinel, hike northeast 220 ft (67 m), past the Trail Center, to the trailhead. Hike east 0.2 mi (0.3 km) on Big Trees Trail, past the junction with Bear Hill Trail to the juction with Alta Trail. Turn right at the trail junction and hike east 220 ft (67 m) on Alta Trail (also known as Hazelwood Nature Trail) to the trail exit point near 36.56452 -118.76820. Leave the trail here and hike south/uphill 150 ft (46 m) to Hazelwood.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.4 mi (0.6 km) Ascent: 89 ft (27 m)
Time: 20 min Off-Trail: 150 ft (46 m) Descent: 96 ft (29 m)
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