James Irvine Giant
Height: 337.00+ ft (102.72+ m) Elevation: 171 ft (52 m) GPS Latitude: 41.36802
Volume: 21,500 ft3 (609 m3) Creek: Godwood Creek GPS Longitude: -124.02374
Width: 19.50 ft (5.94 m) Grove: Walker Grove Discovery Date:
Age: Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By: Michael W. Taylor

Notes: James Irvine Giant is the 22nd largest tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and the 3rd largest tree in Clinton L. Walker Grove. Naturalist Michael W. Taylor named the tree James Irvine Giant after the old James Irvine Trail nearby.

Drive: James Irvine Giant 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 1.2 mi (1.9 km) on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway to Prairie Creek Road. Turn left onto Prairie Creek Road and park near the Prairie Creek Visitor Center.

Hike: James Irvine Giant grows on the eastern side of Godwood Creek in Clinton L. Walker Grove. Walker Grove is accessible via the old (unmarked and unmaintained) James Irvine Trail. To reach the old James Irvine Trail, hike northeast from the Prairie Creek Visitor Center, cross the bridge over Prairie Creek, and turn right/north at the second intersection onto West Ridge Trail. Near the Clinton L. Walker Grove bench, located where the West Ridge Trail turns abruptly right/east, at 41.36717 -124.02313, continue straight (beyond the bench) onto the old James Irvine Trail. Hike north 400 ft (122 m) on the old James Irvine Trail to James Irvine Giant which stands on the right/east side of the trail.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.6 mi (1.0 km) Ascent: 23 ft (7 m)
Time: 14 min Off-Trail: 0 ft (0 m) Descent: 0 ft (0 m)
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