Millennium - World's 9th Tallest Tree
Height: 370.24+ ft (112.85+ m) Elevation: 182 ft (55 m) GPS Latitude: 40.34199
Volume: Creek: Bull Creek GPS Longitude: -123.95045
Width: 8.89 ft (2.71 m) Grove: Lower Bull Creek Flat Discovery Date: January 2000
Age: Park: Humboldt Redwoods SP Discovered By: Chris K. Atkins
Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Millennium is the world's 9th tallest tree, the 4th tallest tree in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, and the 2nd tallest tree on Lower Bull Creek Flat. Naturalist Chris K. Atkins named the tree Millennium because he and fellow naturalist Michael W. Taylor discovered the tree in January 2000 (a year before the turn of the millennium).

Drive: Millennium is 195 mi (314 km) north of San Francisco near the community of Weott.

Northbound: From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Weott, take exit 663 South Fork Honeydew and turn left onto California State Route 254 (Avenue of the Giants). Turn left under the bridge on to Bull Creek/Mattole Road.

Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Weott, take exit 663 South Fork Honeydew and turn right onto Bull Creek/Mattole Road.

Drive west 1.6 mi (2.6 km) on Bull Creek/Mattole Road to a sign on the left/south side of the road which reads Rockefeller Forest - Lower Bull Creek Flat. Just past the sign, turn left down a steep road toward the Lower Bull Creek Flat parking area.

Hike: GPS-assisted navigation is recommended for this hike. From the trailhead, hike past the Bull Creek Flats Trail sign to the Rockefeller Forest Loop Trail sign approximately 120 ft (36 m) from the parking lot. Turn right and hike southwest 0.2 mi (0.3 km) on Rockefeller Loop Trail then veer right at the Burlington sign toward the junction with Bull Creek Flats Trail North. Turn right at the trail junction and hike northwest 0.4 mi (0.6 km) on Bull Creek Flats Trail North to the Millennium viewpoint near 40.34196 -123.94984.

Although you may be tempted to hike directly to Millennium from the viewpoint, continue hiking west 0.1 mi (0.2 km) on Bull Creek Flats Trail North instead because fallen redwood trunks block the direct route to the tree. Turn right at the trail exit point near 40.34176 -123.95163 and, using a GPS device, hike east 350 ft (107 m) off-trail, between two redwood trees, to Millennium.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.8 mi (1.3 km) Ascent: 121 ft (37 m)
Time: 30 min Off-Trail: 350 ft (107 m) Descent: 120 ft (37 m)
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