Titanic Cathedral
Height: Elevation: 185 ft (56 m) GPS Latitude: 41.37144
Volume: Creek: Godwood Creek GPS Longitude: -124.02628
Width: Grove: Loomis Grove Discovery Date:
Age: Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By:

Notes: Titanic Cathedral is a cathedral tree (also known as a fairy ring) which formed after the main trunk was damaged and several basal sprouts grew in a ringlike pattern around it.

Drive: Titanic Cathedral is 263 mi (423 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 1.2 mi (1.9 km) on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway to Prairie Creek Road. Turn left onto Prairie Creek Road and park near the Prairie Creek Visitor Center.

Hike: Titanic Cathedral grows on the eastern side of Godwood Creek in Francis Butler Loomis and Elizabeth Mast Loomis Grove. The Loomis Grove is accessible via the old (unmarked and unmaintained) James Irvine Trail. To reach the old James Irvine Trail, hike northeast from the Prairie Creek Visitor Center, cross the bridge over Prairie Creek, and turn right/north at the second intersection onto West Ridge Trail. Near the Clinton L. Walker Grove bench, located where West Ridge Trail turns abruptly right/east at 41.36717 -124.02313, continue straight (beyond the bench) onto the old James Irvine Trail. Hike north 0.4 mi (0.6 km) on the old James Irvine Trail, past James Irvine Giant, Godwood Creek Giant, Knotty Lady, and Mutant Redwood, to Titanic Cathedral which grows on the left/west side of the trail.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 0.8 mi (1.3 km) Ascent: 37 ft (11 m)
Time: 26 min Off-Trail: (0 m) (0 m) Descent: 0 ft (0 m)
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