Humboldt Redwoods State Park is located 30 miles (50 km) south of Eureka, California in southern Humboldt County, within northern California. Established by the Save-the-Redwoods League in 1921 with the dedication of the Raynal Bolling Memorial Grove, it has grown to become the third largest park in the California State Park System, containing nearly through acquisitions and gifts to the state. Among its assets is the largest, contiguous remaining old-growth redwood forest in the world. At this forest, comprised of the entire Bull Creek Watershed and the Rockefeller Forest, is a pristine, diverse ecosystem unequaled by any other in any of the other Redwood parks.
Nearby U.S. Route 101, which generally follows the Eel River in this part of the North Coast, offers easy access to the park and nearby towns with connections to the scenic highway, Avenue of the Giants, also mostly located within or near park boundaries.
Three park campgrounds, complete with potable water, bathrooms, and showers, contain more than 250 campsites.
Over 100 of the 137 known trees over 106.7 meters (350 feet) tall (all coast redwoods) occur in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It is home to the 4th tallest measured living redwood, the Stratosphere Giant, which was measured at 112.94 meters in 2004. Stratosphere Giant was the tallest known living redwood until the discovery of three taller trees in Redwood National Park; the tallest, Hyperion, measuring 115.55 m in September 2006.
Before the discovery of Hyperion, the tallest redwood ever measured was the "Dyerville Giant", also in Humboldt State Park. The tree, the tallest tree ever measured, was 113.4 meters high when it fell in March 1991. It was estimated to be 1600 years old.
Most of the original old growth redwoods surrounding the park have been clearcut over the past several decades.
See giant redwoods up close in this 51,000-acre California park. (Originated from Knight-Ridder Newspapers)
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It's an Old-Fashioned Slow-Down-and-Look Road; Avenue of the Giants, through the Redwoods 5 Hours North of San Francisco
Aug 01, 1984; It's an old-fashioned slow-down-and-look road "Scenic Alternate.' The arrow on the green highway sign points down a narrow...