|Height:||313.32+ ft||(95.50+ m)||Elevation:||180 ft (55 m)||GPS Latitude:||41.36660|
|Volume:||12,672 ft3||(359 m3)||Creek:||Boyes Creek||GPS Longitude:||-124.01431|
|Width:||13.29 ft||(4.05 m)||Grove:||Atlas Grove||Discovery Date:||1991|
|Age:||915 y||Park:||Prairie Creek Redwoods SP||Discovered By:||Michael W. Taylor|
Notes: Rhea is the 30th largest tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and the 11th largest tree in Atlas Grove. Cal Poly Humboldt forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett named the tree after the Greek Titan Rhea, the mother of gods, sister of Hyperion and Kronos and mother of Demeter and Zeus.
Sillett published a photograph of Kronos (left), Demeter (center), and Rhea (right) taken from Zeus. Author Richard Preston published a photograph of Kronos (left), Rhea (center), and Zeus (right).
Drive: Rhea 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 southeast 350 ft (107 m) off-trail to Rhea.
|Rating:||Easy||One-Way Distance:||350 ft||(107 m)||Ascent:||0 ft||(0 m)|
|Time:||5 min||Off-Trail:||350 ft||(107 m)||Descent:||0 ft||(0 m)|
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Photos: Pictures of Rhea Tree taken from different sides