Avenue of the Giants - Auto Tour Overview

Auto TourClick for Larger ImageWhat follows is the information that accompanies the Auto Tour map:
 
Humboldt Redwoods State Park encompasses 53,000 acres of forests, meadows, and watersheds and about 100' miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails. Approximately 17,000 acres consists of old-growth coast redwood forests, including the 10,000 acre Rockefeller Forest-- the largest contiguous old growth redwood forest in the world. The 32-mile Avenue of the Giants parallels Highway 10 1 and winds its way through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This road was originally built as a stagecoach and wagon road in the 1880s. Today, the Avenue of the Giants, also known as State Route 254, is considered a scenic alternate to Highway 101.  There are several opportunities along the route to access Highway 101.
 
Along the Avenue of the Giants eight Auto Tour Stops designate interpretive panels and interesting places to stop. Look for the Auto Tour sign to indicate where to stop. Stops are generally about 200 feet beyond the Auto Tour signs. From the north end of the Avenue the first Auto Tour stop is 2.4 miles, and it's Stop #8. From the south end of the Avenue the first stop is 1.5 miles, and it's Stop # 1.
 
Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and are not permitted on trails. Camp only in designated campgrounds.
 
Enjoy your visit!