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Avenue of the Giants

Avenue of the Giants, CA 95571
+1 707-946-2263
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We've seen redwoods many times, but this 31 mile drive that parallels Highway 101 is truly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beaverton, Oregon
Outstanding drive

This drive starts slow (if you're coming from the South) and slowly builds up to become more and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Hannah G
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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Avenue of the Giants, CA 95571
+1 707-946-2263

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've seen redwoods many times, but this 31 mile drive that parallels Highway 101 is truly astonishing in its beauty. The day we were there was wet, rainy, foggy--perfectly atmospheric. Pullouts and hiking trails abound to take in the majesty that surrounds visitors. We drove...More

Thank glinda1
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This drive starts slow (if you're coming from the South) and slowly builds up to become more and more impressive. There are plenty of places to stop and take a walk and look at some beautiful trees and forest.

1  Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

30 mile drive parallels Hwy 101 and is well worth the adventure. Exquisite trees and foliage is almost prehistoric and dreamlike.

Thank sandyb587
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Last month my family and I went to Avenue of the Giants and we drove past a couple of the stops and saw a trailhead for Drury-Cheney Grove. We have 3 young kids so we couldn't bring our all-terrain stroller, but our beast of a...More

Thank strolson
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Driving from Sacramento to Crescent City we encountered a few redwoods along the way and a few tourist stops as well however this was our first real experience of getting in under a canopy of these amazing trees. It added what was probably a half...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 13 October 2017

September 7, 2017 - We left McKinleyville and drove South on Rt 101 until we got to the turnoff for The Avenue of the Giants, an incredible drive through redwoods. It took about 10 minutes until we reached a small store where we asked questions...More

1  Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing 31 mile drive through the Redwoods are just unbelievable ! Mother Nature did some of her best work ! Love the trees that had fallen so you can see how wide they are and number of year rings! One of the best attractions I've...More

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

remarkable drive - such amazing, wonderful trees - and SO close to the road. MUCH better than Kings Canyon. This trip we took our time and visited all the kitch shops on the side of the road and marveled at how many giant trees there...More

1  Thank JSmith999
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We drove through the Avenue of the Giants from the south to the north. Exciting nature and as the name says lots of big Reedwoods. You have several options to stop for long or short trails. Maybe the relation between the stops named on the...More

Thank Christof79
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Only our third time visiting the Avenue and, each time, it gets better. You have to take walks through the forest...many walks on many trails. Just get inside and relax....you will have a sore neck after all the looking up at the tall, tall, tall...More

Thank Lastrick
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Lisa P
1 September 2017|
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Response from Sue2000 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Eureka which was about a half hour north of the Avenue of the Giants. There are several hotels there. The Best Western Plus Bayshore Inn was pleasant with a room by the garden area. Hope you have a lovely trip.
Lisa P
1 September 2017|
Response from Evie B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa! We stayed in Williets the old west inn It was quite, the staff was super helpful and nice and the prices were reasonable. I hope this helps. Evie
2 March 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
That's a surprise to me. I'd suggest calling the state or possible the best western in Garberville. The BW makes their money on that drive, they should know the answer