Prometheus - 29th Largest Coast Redwood
Height: 319.55+ ft (97.40+ m) Elevation: 180 ft (55 m) GPS Latitude: 41.36670
Volume: 24,424 ft3 (692 m3) Creek: Boyes Creek GPS Longitude: -124.01529
Width: 18.34 ft (5.59 m) Grove: Atlas Grove Discovery Date: 1991
Age: 1,300 y Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By: Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Prometheus is the 29th largest single-stem coast redwood, the 18th largest tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and the 5th largest tree in Atlas Grove. Humboldt State University forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett named the tree after the Greek Titan Prometheus, god of foresight, brother of Atlas and Epimetheus.

Drive: Prometheus is 261 mi (420 km) north of San Francisco near the community of Orick.

From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Orick, take 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: From the parking area hike south 20 ft (6 m) off-trail to Prometheus.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 20 ft (6 m) Ascent: 0 ft (0 m)
Time: 13 sec Off-Trail: 20 ft (6 m) Descent: 0 ft (0 m)
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