Whitehouse Giant
Height: Elevation: 330 ft (101 m) GPS Latitude: 41.39139
Volume: Creek: Prairie Creek GPS Longitude: -124.02290
Width: 17.00 ft (5.18 m) Grove: Whitehouse Grove Discovery Date:
Age: Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By:

Notes: Whitehouse Giant, a large coast redwood located in George Bruen Whitehouse Grove in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, appears in a San Francisco Chronicle article entitled "Should we hide the locations of Earth's greatest trees?"

Drive: Whitehouse Giant is 264 mi (425 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 2.9 mi (4.7 km) on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway and park at the pullout for the South Fork Trailhead on the right/east side of the road near 41.38774 -124.01734.

Hike: GPS-assisted navigation is recommended for this hike. From the pullout, walk across Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway to the trailhead on the west side of the road then hike west 0.1 mi (0.2 km) on South Fork Trail to the junction with Karl Knapp Trail (formerly known as Prairie Creek Trail). Continue straight, across the bridge over Brown Creek, and hike northwest 0.5 mi(0.8 km) on Karl Knapp Trail, past Brown Creek Giant and across another bridge over Prairie Creek, to the trail exit point near 41.39224 -124.02232. Leave the trail here and, using a GPS device, hike southwest 400 ft (122 m) off-trail to Whitehouse Giant.

Rating: Moderate One-Way Distance: 0.7 mi (1.1 km) Ascent: 187 ft (57 m)
Time: 20 min Off-Trail: 400 ft (122 m) Descent: 161 ft (49 m)
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