Height: Elevation: 224 ft (68 m) GPS Latitude: 41.36692
Volume: Creek: Boyes Creek GPS Longitude: -124.01436
Width: Grove: Atlas Grove Discovery Date: 1991
Age: Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By: Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Cal Poly Humboldt forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett named the tree after the Greek Olympian Poseidon, god of the sea, son of Kronos and Rhea and brother of Demeter and Zeus. Author Richard M. Preston published photographs of the uppermost trunks of Poseidon and a large, heart-shaped fern mat, known as The Heart of Poseidon, which grows within the canopy.

Drive: Poseidon is 262 mi (422 km) north of San Francisco near the community of Orick.

From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Orick exit 753 Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. Drive north 1.5 mi (2.4 km) on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway to Cal-Barrel Road. Turn right onto Cal-Barrel Road, drive east 650 ft (198 m), and park just before the road turns left through a gate.

Hike: GPS-assisted navigation is recommended for this hike. From the parking area hike east 300 ft (91 m) on Cal-Barrel Road to the trail exit point near 41.36737 -124.01423. Turn right, leave the road here, and, using a GPS device, hike south 180 ft (55 m) off-trail to Poseidon.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.1 mi (0.2 km) Ascent: 12 ft (4 m)
Time: 5 min Off-Trail: 180 ft (55 m) Descent: 3 ft (1 m)
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