Sacagawea - 25th Largest Coast Redwood
Height: 321.19+ ft (97.90+ m) Elevation: 377 ft (115 m) GPS Latitude: 41.77664
Volume: 25,761 ft3 (729 m3) Creek: Mill Creek GPS Longitude: -124.10123
Width: 21.75 ft (6.63 m) Grove: Grove of Titans Discovery Date: May 11, 1998
Age: 1,500 y Park: Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP Discovered By: Stephen C. Sillett
Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Sacagawea is the 25th largest single-stem coast redwood, the 8th largest (7th largest single-stem) tree in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, and the 5th largest (4th largest single-stem) tree in the Grove of Titans. Humboldt State University forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett and naturalist Michael W. Taylor named the tree to honor the famous Lemhi Shoshone indian Sacagawea who served as both guide and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark Expedition from 1805 to 1806.

Drive: Sacagawea is 290 mi (467 km) north of San Francisco near Crescent City.

Northbound: From U.S. Highway 101, exit Humboldt Road just south of Crescent City. Turn right onto Humboldt Road and drive 1.5 mi (2.4 km) north to Howland Hill Road. Turn right onto Howland Hill Road and drive 3.8 mi (6.1 km) to the parking area located at 41.77243 -124.09940.

Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101, exit Elk Valley Road just south of Crescent City. Turn left onto Elk Valley Road then drive 1.1 mi (1.8 km) to Howland Hill Road. Turn right onto Howland Hill Road and drive 4.4 mi (7.1 km) to the parking area located at 41.77243 -124.09940.

There are two turnouts on the right/east side of the road. Park at the first turnout which is closest to the trailhead sign on the opposite side of the road.

Hike: From the trailhead sign, hike north 0.6 mi (1.0 km) on Mill Creek Trail to the point where the trail turns right/south beside a large, fallen log on your left. Sacagawea stands to your right/west just across the trail from the fallen log.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.6 mi (1.0 km) Ascent: 162 ft (49 m)
Time: 30 min Off-Trail: 0 ft (0 m) Descent: 160 ft (49 m)
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