If you’re going south on Hwy 101, Pepperwood is the first stop on your journey. Needless-to-say, going north would make Pepperwood your last stop. Now doesn’t that make you sad? You can turn around and do the journey again or go forward to see what other adventures await in the Redwood Region.
In 1955, The Big Flood swept over the plain and in Pepperwood, wiped out stores, a school, gas stations, a church, and much more. Then Pepperwood was hit with another flood in 1964 that took out all that remained.
Although there are no services, and isn’t a ‘town’ any longer, there is a collection of residents who love their community. Many of these residents own and operate road-side produce stands. With the rich soil and great weather, the produce is terrific! You can catch them mostly in spring and summer along the Avenue of the Giants. Pick up some snacks for your journey.
Don’t forget to stop at the Pepperwood Hwy 101 exit for a free Auto Tour booklet of the Avenue.