Mutant Redwood
Height: Elevation: 176 ft (54 m) GPS Latitude: 41.37030
Volume: Creek: Godwood Creek GPS Longitude: -124.02555
Width: Grove: Sproul Grove Discovery Date:
Age: Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By:

Notes: Mutant Redwood was named for its irregular, mutant form.

Drive: Mutant Redwood is 262 mi (422 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: Mutant Redwood grows on the eastern side of Godwood Creek in Robert G. and Ida W. Sproul Grove. Sproul 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 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 0.3 mi (0.5 km) on the old James Irvine Trail, past James Irvine Giant, Godwood Creek Giant, and Knotty Lady, to Mutant Redwood located on the right/east side of the trail.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.7 mi (1.1 km) Ascent: 30 ft (9 m)
Time: 20 min Off-Trail: 0 ft (0 m) Descent: 0 ft (0 m)
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