Notes: Use this alternate route to visit Pipe Dream whenever Bull Creek is impassable. If the seasonal footbridge over Bull Creek is installed or Bull Creek is low enough to wade across, use the 1.0 mi (1.6 km) shorter normal route to Pipe Dream from the Big Trees Day Use Area parking lot instead.
Drive: Pipe Dream is 196 mi (315 km) north of San Francisco near the community of Weott.
Northbound: From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Weott, take exit 663 South Fork Honeydew and turn left onto California State Route 254 (Avenue of the Giants). Drive north 0.2 mi (0.3 km) on California State Route 254 (Avenue of the Giants) and turn left, under the bridge, onto Mattole Road.
Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Weott, take exit 663 South Fork Honeydew and turn right onto Mattole Road.
Drive west 5.2 mi (8.4 km) on Mattole Road to the bridge which crosses Bull Creek. 500 ft (152 m) past the bridge, near a small sign that reads trailhead is on your left.
Hike: GPS-assisted navigation is recommended for this hike. From the trailhead, hike east 1.3 mi (2.1 km) on Bull Creek Flats Trail South to Giant Tree Junction. Continue hiking east on Bull Creek Flats Trail South, following the normal route, from Giant Tree Junction to Pipe Dream.
|Rating:||Moderate||One-Way Distance:||3.2 mi||(5.1 km)||Ascent:||357 ft||(109 m)|
|Time:||1 hr 45 min||Off-Trail:||0.15 mi||(0.24 km)||Descent:||471 ft||(144 m)|
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