Norman J. Hendry - World's 20th Tallest Tree
Height: 366.14+ ft (111.60+ m) Elevation: 830 ft (253 m) GPS Latitude: 39.22888
Volume: 16,060 ft3 (455 m3) Creek: Montgomery Creek GPS Longitude: -123.38765
Width: 13.94 ft (4.25 m) Grove: Montgomery Flat Discovery Date: 1995
Age: 1,590 y Park: Montgomery Woods SNR Discovered By: Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Norman J. Hendry, also known as Teepee Bell, is the world's 20th tallest tree and the 2nd tallest and 2nd largest tree in Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve. Naturalist Michael W. Taylor named the tree to honor his step-father, Norman J. Hendry of Santa Barbara. The tree grew an average of 16.8 ft3 (0.47 m3) and 406 lb (184 kg) each year over a recent decade.

The KQED Quest program Science on the SPOT: Measuring Redwood Giants features a climb of Norman J. Hendry.

Nearby famous redwoods include Mendocino Montgomery Giant

Drive: Norman J. Hendry 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 right here and hike southeast 0.4 mi (0.6 km) on the southern segment of the Montgomery Creek Trail loop. Veer left at a fork in the trail and hike 100 ft (30 m) east to a large log between two trees. Norman J. Hendry stands on the far/eastern side of the log.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.8 mi (1.3 km) Ascent: 347 ft (106 m)
Time: 20 min Off-Trail: 100 ft (30 m) Descent: 190 ft (58 m)
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