Howland Hill Giant - 7th Largest Coast Redwood
Height: 330.00+ ft (100.58+ m) Elevation: 209 ft (64 m) GPS Latitude: 41.76625
Volume: 33,581 ft3 (951 m3) Creek: Mill Creek GPS Longitude: -124.11399
Width: 19.80 ft (6.04 m) Grove: Goble Grove Discovery Date: 1970
Age: Park: Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP Discovered By: Daniel M. Weyand

Notes: Howland Hill Giant, also known as Howland Drive Tree and Weyand Tree, is the 7th largest single-stem coast redwood, the 5th largest (4th largest single-stem) tree in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, and the largest tree in Goble Grove. California State Parks ranger Daniel M. Weyand discovered the tree beside Howland Hill Road in 1970.

Howland Hill Giant is the only known tree which has a trunk 6 ft (2 m) wide 300 ft (91 m) above ground. Experts suspect most giant (volume >30,000 ft3 (850 m3)) coast redwoods represent ancient fusions of two or more separate trees. Hence, many single-stem giants, including Juggernaut, Iluvatar, Del Norte Titan, and El Viejo del Norte, may actually be fused redwoods like Lost Monarch and Melkor. Howland Hill Giant is a notable exception: it may be the largest known unfused single-stem coast redwood.

Humboldt State University forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett photographed the view from the treetop.

Drive: Howland Hill Giant is 289 mi (465 km) north of San Francisco near Crescent City.

Northbound: From U.S. Highway 101, exit Humboldt Road just south of Crescent City, CA. Turn right onto Humboldt Road and drive north 1.5 mi (2.4 km) to Howland Hill Road. Turn right onto Howland Hill Road and drive 2.8 mi (4.5 km) to the parking spot.

Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101, exit Elk Valley Road just south of Crescent City, CA. Turn left onto Elk Valley Road and drive east 1.1 mi (1.8 km) to Howland Hill Road. Turn right onto Howland Hill Road and drive 3.3 mi (5.3 km) to the parking spot.

Park where you see this pair of trees on the right side of the road. The rightmost tree is Howland Hill Giant.

Hike: Hike 40 ft (12 m) from the parking area to Howland Hill Giant.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 40 ft (12 m) Ascent: 2 ft (1 m)
Time: 13 sec Off-Trail: 40 ft (12 m) Descent: 1 ft (0 m)
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Photos: Pictures of Howland Hill Giant Tree taken from different sides

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