Kronos - 12th Largest Tree in Atlas Grove
Height: 300.52+ ft (91.60+ m) Elevation: 180 ft (55 m) GPS Latitude: 41.36652
Volume: 11,845 ft3 (335 m3) Creek: Boyes Creek GPS Longitude: -124.01438
Width: 14.07 ft (4.29 m) Grove: Atlas Grove Discovery Date: 1991
Age: 900 y Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By: Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Kronos is the 12th largest tree in Atlas Grove. Humboldt State University forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett named the tree after the Greek Titan Kronos, god of time, brother of Hyperion and Rhea and father of Demeter and Zeus.

Sillett published a photograph of Kronos (left), Demeter (center), and Rhea (right) taken from Zeus. Author Richard Preston published a photograph of Kronos (left), Rhea (center), and Zeus (right). Kronos appears briefly (from 13:08 to 13:39) in the National Geographic Explorer program Climbing Redwood Giants.

Drive: Kronos 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 1.5 mi (2.4 km) on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway to Cal-Barrel Road. Turn right onto Cal-Barrel Road, drive east 650 ft (198 m), and park just before the road turns left through a gate.

Hike: From the parking area, hike southeast 350 ft (107 m) off-trail to Kronos.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 350 ft (107 m) Ascent: 0 ft (0 m)
Time: 5 min Off-Trail: 350 ft (107 m) Descent: 0 ft (0 m)
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Photos: Pictures of Kronos Tree taken from different sides

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