Avenue of the Giants - A Destination Vacation: This world-famous scenic drive is a 31-mile portion of old Highway 101, which
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 Avenue of the
Giants is surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park which has the largest
remaining stand of virgin redwoods
in the world. Take time to picnic,
camp, hike, swim, fish,
raft or bike ride in the
cool hush of these
ancient redwood forests.
Don’t miss visiting ROCKEFELLER FOREST, where
10,000 acres of indescribable beauty will surely awe
any visitor. There are many trails in this forest, as well
as, the 8th, 6th, 4th, and 2nd tallest trees,
and the “Champion Coast
Redwood” at 370 feet tall!
SCOTIA is one of the last “company-owned” towns in
California. There is a Historic Logging Museum (open in
the summer months) with photos, artifacts and machinery
used in old logging camps.
SHELTER COVE The community of Shelter Cove offers an airport,
golf course, superb lodging and fine dining,
surrounded by beaches, mountains and outstanding
coastal views. Shelter Cove boasts
excellent ocean fishing, beachcombing and
mountain trail hiking, all at your doorstep. While
on the North Coast, a visit to Shelter Cove is
definitely in order.
The main hub of activities
and commerce in the
Southern Humboldt county
area. You’ll find a nice variety
of eating establishments and
a nice selection of lodging.
Check out the many unique
shops in town. Garberville is
just ten minutes from the
Avenue of the Giants and
about 45 minutes from
FERNDALE - 21 miles north of the "Avenue of the Giants" discover Northern California's best-kept secret--The Victorian Village of Ferndale. A photographer's paradise and a shopper's delight. Explore the classic architecture, old-fashioned mercantiles, antique stores, art galleries, and specialty shops and talk with the friendly people.
DYERVILLE GIANT -
Within Humboldt Redwoods State
Park, along the Founders Grove nature
trail, are two special examples of the
many giant redwoods found near the
South Fork of the Eel River. The
Founders Tree was dedicated to those
who led the drive to establish the
“Save-the-Redwoods League”. The
Dyerville Giant was recognized as the
“Champion” Coast Redwood as certified
by the American Forestry
Association until it fell on March 24,
1991. Before it fell, it was at least 362
feet tall (estimates from two different
sources measured it at 370 feet after it
fell). That is 200 feet taller than Niagara
Falls or comparable to a 30-story building.
It is also 17 feet in diameter and 52
feet in circumference. It probably
weighs over 1,000,000 pounds.
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