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.
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.
And when you decide to spend a night or two, go to our LODGING site and choose Garberville/Ave of Giants to see all that is available to make your stay more enjoyable.
17119 Avenue of the Giants
Interpretive & Visitor Center
- Located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, The Avenue of the Giants parallels Hwy 101 and the Eel River for 31 miles
- Near-by lodging in Garberville, Along the Avenue, Fortuna & Ferndale - 45 miles south of Eureka
- Just 4 hours north of San Francisco