Your Guide to the Avenue of the Giants

Your Guide to the Avenue of the Giants

This world-famous scenic drive is a 31-mile bypass on US 101, in Northern California.  For more information, see our page Getting to the Avenue of the Giants.

Avenue of the Giants - Redwoods
About the Redwoods
Learn about the majestic redwoods - the tallest trees in the world.
Avenue of the Giants - Attractions
Visit charming attractions from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, through today!
Avenue of the Giants - Hiking
Hiking through the redwoods, whatever you level, is the perfect way to experience their majesty and serenity.
Avenue of the Giants - Auto Tour
Auto Tour
A guided auto tour with 8 stops along the road, is a great way to experience the Avenue of the Giants!

The Avenue of the Giants is surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park, which has the largest remaining stand of old growth redwoods in the world. It is by far the most incredible display of these giant trees in the 500 mile redwood belt, and it is easily accessible from Highway 101.

Slow down to enjoy the scenic drive through these amazing trees. Better yet, stop to enjoy hiking trails, picnicking, camping, fishing, restaurants, lodging, shops and galleries along the way.  Take time to picnic, camp, hike, swim, fish, raft or bike ride in the cool hush of the redwood forest.

Before your visit, take a few minutes to Learn About the Redwoods.

If you plan on hiking, print out our informative guide to Things to Look For in the Redwoods.

Avenue of the Giants Auto Tour

Avenue of the Giants Auto Tour

Along the Avenue of the Giants, eight Auto Tour signs designate interpretive panels and interesting places to stop. Look for the Auto Tour sign to indicate where to stop. Stops are generally about 200 feet beyond the Auto Tour signs.

From the south end of the Avenue (freeway exit 645) the first stop is 1.5 miles, and it’s Stop #1: Franklin K Lane Grove.

From the north end of the Avenue (freeway exit 674) the first Auto Tour stop is 2.4 miles, and it’s Stop #8: Drury-Chaney Grove.

Help Protect and Preserve the Redwoods


Join us in supporting the Save the Redwoods League, which has been defending the redwoods since 1918.

The League protects redwoods by purchasing redwood forests and the surrounding lands needed to nurture them.

Visit our sister-site, the California Mission Guide.