|Height:||371.19+ ft||(113.14+ m)||Elevation:||GPS Latitude:|
|Volume:||Creek:||Redwood Creek tributary||GPS Longitude:|
|Width:||12.40 ft||(3.78 m)||Grove:||Helios Grove||Discovery Date:||July 1, 2006|
|Age:||Park:||Redwood NP||Discovered By:||Chris K. Atkins|
|Michael W. Taylor|
Notes: Icarus is the world's 6th tallest tree, the 4th tallest tree in Redwood National Park, and the 2nd tallest tree in Helios Grove. Naturalists Chris K. Atkins and Michael W. Taylor named the tree after Icarus, son of Daedalus, from Greek Mythology, who drowned after his waxen wings melted when he flew too close to The Sun, because it has a dead, sun-bleached top. As Taylor put it, "Icarus flew too close to The Sun and got burned."