Places to visit in Humboldt County
Avenue of the Giants
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  • Homecroft56
    Nineveh, Indiana463 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket list item - check
    What an amazing drive, up close, in the shade of these massive trees. Absolutely beautiful and breath taking. We stopped at Muir Woods but didn't have a reservation to get in the parking lot. If we could have parked, it would have been a two mile hike in a crowd. Here you can drive by, stop and take a walk, or enjoy this beauty without a crowd. Put this on your bucket list.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 May 2023
  • NorCalShasta
    Mount Shasta, California4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On the tracks of bigfoot
    Avenue of the Giants unveils a world where ancient redwood giants reign supreme. Driving along this scenic route immerses you in nature's grandeur, as towering trees create a mesmerizing canopy overhead. With hiking trails and interpretive centers to explore, Avenue of the Giants promises an unforgettable encounter with majestic beauty.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Christine C
    57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's like being on a movie set.
    We headed out early morning on a Monday. Sadly, we entered from the North entrance and the road was closed (there was no warning of this closure until we got there), so we had to get back on the interstate and drive to the North Entrance, but let me tell you, TOTALLY worth it! Besides, it was only added maybe a half hour on to our trip. We stopped at almost every turn out possible and enjoyed everything the forest had to offer.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 July 2023
  • jkweebs
    Omaha, Nebraska644 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a Drive
    We started on the north end of Avenue of the Giants and spent an afternoon just driving and stopping at any groves that look good. The problem became they were all really good. We ended up stopping and all of the larger named groves and then some just pull-outs along the road. I Don't think you will be disappointed and any stop. But I think the drive really is what made it. We had seen Sequoia's before but man the Redwoods really bring a different perspective to the word Majestic. I am glad someone decided to protect these massive trees and someone else gave everyone a chance to drive through and enjoy them.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Erlinda C
    Long Beach, California118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Old Growth Redwoods
    Gorgeous old growth redwood trees. The drive is stunning and several places to pull out and stare at these magnificent trees. Take your time strolling among the redwoods and take in their grandeur.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 August 2023
  • DontStopExploring
    Winnipeg, Canada1,052 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Giant Redwoods
    This was part of our 3-week road trip through Utah, Nevada, California and Oregon and is one of the prettiest drives that we have ever done! Avenue of the Giants is a 32 mile scenic drive that runs alongside Highway 101. This drive is completely shaded by giant redwood trees and passes through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. There are a number of campsites, picnic areas, river overlooks, and hiking trails along this drive. Avenue of the Giants is named for the coast redwoods that overshadow the road. A must see in Northern California
    Visited July 2023
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Rob121618
    West Malling, United Kingdom458 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Redwoods
    We opted to take the detour through the Avenue of the Giants as part of our west coast road trip....and it was definitely worth it. The views of the amazing redwoods was fantastic and such a lovely drive. There are a few places to stop for souvenirs and refreshments along the way. If you are driving this part of California (and have time), then pull off the 101 and follow this route instead...you won't be disappointed.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
  • MidwestLiketoTravel
    434 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flora of Grandeur
    Going through AOTG, you gain a different appreciation of nature and your place in it. The canopy of these magnificent trees almost blocks the sun. We went on a Friday in August and traffic was minimal. Plenty of places to hike - but if you have to rush through, be sure to stop at Founders Grove and Rockefeller Forest.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 August 2023
  • 63impala
    Stoneham, Massachusetts1,254 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing drive amongst the Giants
    This is a must see attraction if you are in the area. Be mindful that there is some road work going on right now but it does not take away from you experience. There are no words that can fully express the magnatutude and majestic beauty of these trees. The road through the groves is amazing. You just cant get any closer to the trees and you drive along side of them. Well actually you can! There are a few places where you can drive THROUGH the trees. Do not miss a chance to experience this!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • SeeTheW0rld62
    Sunnyvale, California1,500 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent!
    We spent a day driving and hiking AOTG and it was wonderful. The trees are awe inspiring. It was a great day seeing the magnificent redwoods. We were here in Nov which was nice. It wasn't crowded and the weather cooperated, no rain until late in the afternoon.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
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Sarah S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a marvel of nature that I wish everyone could see. Pictures cannot capture the feeling you get when you see these massive trees. "Giants" is the perfect word for them. The drive-thru tree up north (not Chandelier) is really too small for most cars, but it's fun to stand in and run through yourself.
Written 21 March 2024
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Erlinda C
Long Beach, CA118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Gorgeous drive through the Avenue of the Giants in Northern California. The drive is free and you can make several stops to check out the Giants up close. Also close to the Lost Coast road for a supplement activity, if you have time.
Written 16 March 2024
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SeeTheW0rld62
Sunnyvale, CA1,500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We spent a day driving and hiking AOTG and it was wonderful. The trees are awe inspiring. It was a great day seeing the magnificent redwoods. We were here in Nov which was nice. It wasn't crowded and the weather cooperated, no rain until late in the afternoon.
Written 4 November 2023
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Hkrau1
76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
It's simply amazing. I couldn't stop being in awe. We went during the off-season, so there was not a lot of traffic. I enjoyed it so much on the way back to San Francisco we drove it again.
Written 29 October 2023
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Paul R
93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The forest here is wonderful. But it is a relatively small strip of preserved trees - breathtaking for sure.

BUT ... drive up to Weot and take the road to Honeydew for truly quiet and deep forests. 55,000 acres of preserved forest. The road is very narrow and there are a lot of switchbacks. Still a safe but more strenuous drive. But truly magical.

Written 15 October 2023
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63impala
Stoneham, MA1,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a must see attraction if you are in the area. Be mindful that there is some road work going on right now but it does not take away from you experience. There are no words that can fully express the magnatutude and majestic beauty of these trees. The road through the groves is amazing. You just cant get any closer to the trees and you drive along side of them. Well actually you can! There are a few places where you can drive THROUGH the trees. Do not miss a chance to experience this!
Written 1 October 2023
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hbhakh
Roanoke, VA2,283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We found that simply driving the Avenue and, perhaps, stopping at some of the many pull-offs is the best way to experience the California Redwood Forest. Most of the attractions along the way are tourist traps and souvenir stores. Stopping at the Richardson State Park on the way in was very informative.
Written 4 September 2023
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MidwestLiketoTravel
Midwest434 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Going through AOTG, you gain a different appreciation of nature and your place in it. The canopy of these magnificent trees almost blocks the sun. We went on a Friday in August and traffic was minimal. Plenty of places to hike - but if you have to rush through, be sure to stop at Founders Grove and Rockefeller Forest.
Written 24 August 2023
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Rob121618
West Malling, UK458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We opted to take the detour through the Avenue of the Giants as part of our west coast road trip....and it was definitely worth it. The views of the amazing redwoods was fantastic and such a lovely drive. There are a few places to stop for souvenirs and refreshments along the way. If you are driving this part of California (and have time), then pull off the 101 and follow this route instead...you won't be disappointed.
Written 19 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DontStopExploring
Winnipeg, Canada1,052 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This was part of our 3-week road trip through Utah, Nevada, California and Oregon and is one of the prettiest drives that we have ever done! Avenue of the Giants is a 32 mile scenic drive that runs alongside Highway 101. This drive is completely shaded by giant redwood trees and passes through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. There are a number of campsites, picnic areas, river overlooks, and hiking trails along this drive. Avenue of the Giants is named for the coast redwoods that overshadow the road. A must see in Northern California
Written 10 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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