New Hope - Tallest Tree in Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP
Height: 356.40+ ft (108.63+ m) Elevation: 400 ft (122 m) GPS Latitude: 41.80079
Volume: Creek: West Fork Clarks Creek GPS Longitude: -124.11913
Width: 15.91 ft (4.85 m) Grove: National Tribute Grove Discovery Date: April 1998
Age: Park: Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP Discovered By: Stephen C. Sillett
Michael W. Taylor

Notes: New Hope is the tallest tree in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Humboldt State University forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett and naturalist Michael W. Taylor named the tree New Hope because, when discovered, it offered new hope of finding other redwood titans nearby. One month later, on May 11, 1998, Sillett and Taylor discovered the Grove of Titans, near Mill Creek, less than 2 mi (3 km) southeast of New Hope.

Sillett photographed the crown of New Hope from a nearby tree.

Drive: New Hope is 292 mi (470 km) north of San Francisco near Crescent City.

Northbound: From U.S. Highway 101, 5 mi (8 km) north of Crescent City, take exit 794 to U.S. Highway 199. Drive east 2.0 mi (3.2 km) on U.S. Highway 199 to a turnout, near 41.81053 -124.12228, on the left/north side of the road.

Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101, 5 mi (8 km) north of Crescent City, turn left onto Elk Valley Cross Road to connect to U.S. Highway 199. Turn left and drive southeast 0.3 mi (0.5 km) on Elk Valley Cross Road to U.S. Highway 199. Turn left again and drive east 1.5 mi (2.4 km) on U.S. Highway 199 to a turnout near 41.81053 -124.12228, on the left/north side of the road.

Hike: GPS-assisted navigation is recommended for this hike. From the turnout, hike east 150 ft (46 m) along U.S. Highway 199. Turn right/south just past the end of the guardrail and, using a GPS device, hike south 0.7 mi (1.1 km) off-trail, through seemingly-endless brush, to New Hope.

Rating: Difficult One-Way Distance: 0.7 mi (1.1 km) Ascent: 106 ft (32 m)
Time: 2 hr Off-Trail: 0.7 mi (1.1 km) Descent: 215 ft (66 m)
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Photos: Pictures of New Hope Tree taken from different sides

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