Montgomery Giant
Height: 360.50+ ft (109.88+ m) Elevation: 830 ft (253 m) GPS Latitude: 39.22914
Volume: Creek: Montgomery Creek GPS Longitude: -123.38560
Width: 17.30 ft (5.27 m) Grove: Montgomery Flat Discovery Date:
Age: Park: Montgomery Woods SNR Discovered By:

Notes: Montgomery Giant is the largest and 4th tallest tree in Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve. Tree climber Gerald F. Beranek discovered and photographed then-unnamed Mendocino from the top of Montgomery Giant in June 1981. Tree climber Jamie Goddard documented another climb (Part 1 and Part 2) of Montgomery Giant.

Nearby famous redwoods include Mendocino Norman J. Hendry

Drive: Montgomery Giant is 113 mi (182 km) north of San Francisco near the city of Ukiah.

Northbound: From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Ukiah, take exit 551 North State Street, turn right onto North State Street, and drive north 0.3 mi (0.5 km) to Orr Springs Road.

Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Ukiah, take exit 551 North State Street, turn left onto North State Street, and drive north 0.4 mi (0.6 km) to Orr Springs Road.

Turn left onto Orr Springs Road and drive west 13.7 mi (22.0 km) to Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve. Turn left at the sign to enter the parking area.

Hike: From the parking lot, walk to the trailhead sign to get an overview of the park. Cross the bridge over Montgomery Creek, turn left, and hike 0.3 mi (0.5 km) south/uphill on Montgomery Creek Trail to lower Montgomery Flat. Veer left toward the Grubb Memorial Grove sign and hike southeast 0.5 mi (0.8 km) on the northern segment of the Montgomery Creek Trail loop to Montgomery Giant located beside a fallen redwood bridge.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.8 mi (1.3 km) Ascent: 347 ft (106 m)
Time: 21 min Off-Trail: 0 ft (0 m) Descent: 190 ft (58 m)
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