Screaming Titans
Height: 323.00+ ft (98.45+ m) Elevation: 155 ft (47 m) GPS Latitude: 41.77874
Volume: Creek: Mill Creek GPS Longitude: -124.10136
Width: 25.62 ft (7.81 m) Grove: Grove of Titans Discovery Date: May 11, 1998
Age: 1,400 y Park: Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP Discovered By: Stephen C. Sillett
Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Screaming Titans is a large, multi-stem coast redwood: 2 two fused trees with a combined width of 25.6 ft (7.8 m). Humboldt State University forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett named the tree Screaming Titans because naturalist Michael W. Taylor screamed when he first spotted it in the Grove of Titans on May 11, 1998.

Humboldt State University forestry professor Stephen C. Sillett photographed the crown of Screaming Titans from El Viejo del Norte. Screaming Titans is featured (for 1.5 minutes) in the BBC Radio 4 Nature program James and the Giant Redwoods.

Drive: Screaming Titans 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 north 1.5 mi (2.4 km) 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 east 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 0.8 mi (1.3 km) on Mill Creek Trail to 41.77848 -124.10006. Turn left/west before a set of trees where you see El Viejo del Norte's unmistakable protrusion. Leave the trail here and hike 150 ft (46 m) off-trail to El Viejo Del Norte. Continue hiking northeast 250 ft (76 m) off-trail, past El Viejo del Norte, to Screaming Titans.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.8 mi (1.3 km) Ascent: 181 ft (55 m)
Time: 40 min Off-Trail: 400 ft (122 m) Descent: 204 ft (62 m)
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