Avenue of the Giants Scenic Redwoods Drive - Eureka California Local Guide

Avenue of the Giants Scenic Redwoods Drive

The Avenue of the Giants, surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park, is a world-famous scenic drive that is by far the most outstanding display of giant trees in the California redwood belt.

This 31-mile portion of historic Highway 101, which runs parallel to the modern Highway 101 and is accessible by most vehicles, is surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park, which has the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods in the world. Ave. of the Giants Google Map.
Picnic, camp, hike, swim, fish, raft or bike ride in the cool hush of the redwood forest. As the main artery into the heart of Humboldt Redwoods State Park, the Avenue of the Giants provides access to numerous hiking trails and memorial groves. Stop at the posted trail heads and access roads–you won’t be disappointed! There are also a number of spots from which you can access the Eel River for fishing, swimming and other water fun. View Avenue of the Giants Google Map

Just two miles south of Weott is the Humboldt Redwoods Visitor Center 707-946-2263, located on the Avenue, adjacent to Burlington campground. Here is a wonderful stop to stretch your legs, have a picnic and gather information about the area. There is a substantial natural history museum as well as the unique “Travel Log” display.

Shrine Drive Thru Tree

Avenue of the Giants Drive Through Tree

The Shrine Drive Thru Tree has been attracting visitors for years. Located in Myers Flat, four miles south of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center, it’s an easy stop right on the Avenue of the Giants — just look for the signs and the Gift Shop.

Along the Avenue there are a number of sleepy small towns including Pepperwood, Redcrest, Weott, Myers Flat (Shrine Drive-Thru Tree), Miranda and Phillipsville. Stop to browse in quaint gift shops for your redwood memorabilia, or to pick up your picnic supplies.

Directions: Located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, The Avenue of the Giants parallels Hwy 101 and the Eel River for 31 miles, and can be accessed from the following exits running north to south: Phillipsville, Miranda, Myers Flat, Weott (Visitor Center), Redcrest, Peperwood.

Location: 17119 Avenue of the Giants, Interpretive & Visitor Center, Weott, CA | Tel: (707) 946-2263 | Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Website |Begins 31.7 mi. from hotel

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Our thanks to the Humboldt County Visitors Bureau for use of their webpage on Avenue of the Giants as the basis of this article in our Eureka Local Guide.

Eureka California Outdoor Activities Guide

Within walking distance, a short hop in your car, or a day-long driving loop with lots of stops along the way, you will find some of the most beautiful Eureka California Outdoor Activities and experiences in the world outside your door. Eureka, California and the Town House Motel make a great place to stay while exploring the Northern California coastal, forests, foothills and mountains by trail or winding road.
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Hotels In Eureka California:
About Eureka Town House Motel

The Town House Motel – Historic Old Town Eureka, is located on the scenic Northern California Coast, home to the world’s tallest redwood trees and miles of stunning coastline. Conveniently located in downtown Eureka, the The Eureka Town House Motel is near historic Old Town, a National Historic District possessing some of the most spectacular Victorian architecture in the nation. The Morris Graves Museum of Art is a few blocks away from the Motel. Humbolt Redwoods State Park, home to the largest contiguous redwood forest in the nation, is 40 miles to the south.

Rooms feature free Wi-Fi and wired internet; wall mounted flat-screen TVs with DISH satellite service and 9 HBO channels. Rooms are equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Covered parking is free and dogs are welcome – and ALL calls in the 48 US contiguous states are FREE (local, 1+ and 800).

Town House Motel is rated for the best value in Eureka! Guests get more for their money when compared to other hotels in Eureka. As a result, we have been a top TripAdvisor hotel for years and work very hard to earn your trust and maintain that status. Take a few moments to read our Guest Reviews and see what others have to say.

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My first stay at anchor Beach Inn, and I was very impressed with the rooms, the location, the price and the employees. They have view rooms, but mine wasn’t one of those, so no opinions on that. But the room I had was extra clean and spacious and extremely comfortable after a day on the trails in the Redwoods. Their continental breakfast was better than most and was well attended when I went through – THAT always tells you something. GOLDENDALE, WA TRIPADVISOR GUEST
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