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.
Description: This not-to-be-missed alternative to U.S. 101 passes through the heart of the old-growth redwood forest in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. North to south, features include numerous trailheads, Big Tree Wayside, Prairie Creek Visitor Center, Elk Prairie Campground, and a resident herd of Roosevelt elk.
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.
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. Shrine Drive-Thru Tree. The giant redwoods of Northern California are the biggest trees in the world ...
On the California Coastal Redwood Forest, there are three redwood trees you can actually drive through. We drove through two of them - the Shrine Drive-Thru-Tree in Myers Flat, CA and the ...
Redwood National and State Parks is in northern California just below the Oregon border. We are a 7-hour drive north of San Francisco, about a 4-hour drive west of Redding, and an 8-hour drive south of Portland, Oregon. The parks' headquarters is located in Crescent City, CA. When are the parks ...
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.
Avenue of the Giants – A Destination Vacation: Is a travel brochure featuring the world-famous scenic drive, which is a 31-mile portion of old Highway 101, that parallels Freeway 101 with its 51,222 acres of redwood groves. It is by far the most outstanding display of these giant trees in the entire 500-mile redwood belt and is accessible to all with convenient services provided along the way.
One of California's famous 'drive-through' trees toppled by winter storm. ... The hole in the tree was cut in the 1880s to compete with "drive-through" trees in nearby Yosemite National Park.
Drive-Thru Tree Park is a piece of paradise in Northern California where you can drive your car through a Giant Sequoia, hike trails to photograph wild life and native plants, picnic, or shop.