|Height:||373.49+ ft||(113.84+ m)||Elevation:||122 ft (37 m)||GPS Latitude:||41.20963|
|Volume:||15,241 ft3||(432 m3)||Creek:||Redwood Creek||GPS Longitude:||-124.01215|
|Width:||14.40 ft||(4.39 m)||Grove:||Tall Trees Grove||Discovery Date:||1963|
|Age:||633 y||Park:||Redwood NP||Discovered By:||Paul A. Zahl|
Notes: Nugget, also known as National Geographic Society Tree, National Geographic Tree, and
Third Tallest Tree (1963),
is the world's 3rd tallest tree, the 3rd tallest and 9th largest (8th largest single-stem) tree in Redwood National Park,
and the tallest and 3rd largest (2nd largest single-stem) tree in Tall Trees Grove.
Nugget (NGT) is an acronym of National Geographic Tree.
Nugget held the title of world's tallest tree until Paradox was remeasured in
Humboldt Redwoods State Park in 1995. Nugget is the 5th fastest-growing redwood yet measured;
it gained an average of 1,336 lb (606 kg) aboveground biomass each year during a recent decade.
Drive: Nugget is 251 mi (404 km) north of San Francisco near the community of Orick.
From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Orick, turn onto Bald Hills Road and drive 7.0 mi (11.3 km) to the Tall Trees Grove Access Road (locked gate: visitor center permit required). Turn right onto Tall Trees Grove Access Road, unlock the gate using the combination code on your permit, and drive south 5.2 mi (8.4 km) on the unpaved road to the Tall Trees trailhead parking lot.
Hike: From the trailhead, hike west/downhill 1.4 mi (2.3 km) on Tall Trees Trail to Tall Trees Grove. Just after you pass to the right of a bench near the creek, turn right/northwest at the southern fork in the Tall Trees Loop trail. Hike north 0.1 mi (0.2 km) to Nugget located on the right/east side of the trail about 10 ft (3 m) away.
|Rating:||Easy||One-Way Distance:||1.5 mi||(2.4 km)||Ascent:||21 ft||(6 m)|
|Time:||36 min||Off-Trail:||10 ft||636 ft||Descent:||(3 m)||(194 m)|
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Photos: Pictures of Nugget Tree taken from different sides