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.
There are also quite a few drive-through redwood trees and tunnel trees in California if you like that kind of thing. If you like these trees, you may also like the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest off Highway 395 in eastern California, where the oldest specimens have been around for about 5,000 years.
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.
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. Its base measures 16 ft (4.9 m) diameter at breast height (chest-high). The sign claims 315 ft. high and 21 ft. wide, but a Certified Arborist experienced with tallest ...
This well-travelled trail is a good example of old-growth redwood forest and contains a few very big trees, including the Founder's Tree (324.99 ft. tall) and the Dyerville Giant (c. 370 ft. tall) which fell down in 1991. Drive-Through Tree. Avenue of the Giants features a tree that visitors can 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 drive-through tree? ... How much of the remaining old-growth redwood forest exists within Redwood National and State Parks? ... Today, other identified tall trees grow throughout the California redwood region. The tallest tree changes frequently as trees continue to grow and tops break off. The tallest known redwood tree is 379 ...
One of California's famous 'drive-through' trees toppled by winter storm. Doug ... The Pioneer Cabin tree in central California's Calaveras Big Trees State Park fell during a storm Sunday and ...