Redwood Creek Giant - 23rd Largest Coast Redwood
Height: 360.20+ ft (109.79+ m) Elevation: 122 ft (37 m) GPS Latitude: 41.21051
Volume: 26,298 ft3 (745 m3) Creek: Redwood Creek GPS Longitude: -124.01027
Width: 17.20 ft (5.24 m) Grove: Tall Trees Grove Discovery Date: 1998
Age: Park: Redwood NP Discovered By: Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Redwood Creek Giant is the 23rd largest single-stem coast redwood, the 3rd largest (2nd largest single-stem) and 13th tallest tree in Redwood National Park, and the 2nd largest (largest single-stem) and 4th tallest tree in Tall Trees Grove. The main trunk remains over 10 ft (3 m) wide 213 ft (65 m) above ground, and the crown, one of the most-complex known, contains 148 reiterated trunks.

Drive: Redwood Creek Giant 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 m (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 0.3 mi (0.5 km) to Redwood Creek Giant located on the left/west side of the trail at the northern end of Tall Trees Grove.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 1.7 mi (2.7 km) Ascent: 21 ft (6 m)
Time: 40 min Off-Trail: 0 ft (0 m) Descent: 636 ft (194 m)
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Redwood Creek Giant Tree