Only on the Northern California coast By Richard Stenger/Redwood Enthusiast EUREKA, Calif. -- Not one but three giant redwoods offer motorists the opportunity to steer their wheels through a living tree. All are right off US Highway 101, known as the Redwood Highway, within an hour or so drive of the historic seaport of Eureka. They are privately owned and charge a nominal fee.
The Chandelier Tree in Drive-Thru Tree Park is a 276-foot (84 m) tall coast redwood tree in Leggett, California with a 6-foot (1.8 m) wide by 6-foot-9-inch (2.06 m) high hole cut through its base to allow a car to drive through.
Tour Thru Tree. Big Tree Drive-Thru. Avenue of the Giants, California Once you embark on a Redwood Highway journey, the voices in your head will mutter in disappointment every time you roar past another tourist-optimized marvel of nature.
Where is the tree you can drive through? ... The tunnel through Yosemite's famous Wawona Tree was cut in 1881 as a tourist attraction. It was the second standing sequoia to be tunneled (the first, a dead tree, still stands in the Tuolumne Grove in Yosemite). The Wawona Tree stood for 88 summers before it fell during the severe winter of 1968-69.
Drive-Thru Tree Park is a piece of paradise in Northern California where you can drive your car through a Giant Sequoia, hike trails, picnic, or shop History. Established in 1922. This is a family business that is now being run by the 4th generation. It supports our community by bringing tourists to the area.
Of two well-known tree tunnels in Central California, the one in Tuolumne Grove is through a dead tree, and the Wawona Tree in Yosemite fell over in 1969. On California’s Redwood Coast, however, there are three drive-through redwoods still going strong, all of them operated as tourist attractions.
The hole in the tree was cut in the 1880s to compete with "drive-through" trees in nearby Yosemite National Park. The San Francisco Chronicle reports cars once drove through the tree, but in ...
Where is the drive-through tree? There are no trees in the parks you can drive through. However, there are three coast redwoods you may drive through in California. One is a few minutes drive from middle of the park - in Klamath. The others are 2-hours to the south. One of those have been featured in TV commercials recently.
Chandelier Drive-Through Tree This area was on our bucket list and yes it may be a tourist trap - we loved it. We drove through all three of the trees in the Redwood area and this was probably our favorite.