Avenue of the Giants Questions & Answers

Questions From Our Visitors

Use the form below to submit your questions.

Can I have my wedding in the redwoods?

Yes, though permits are required for group events.  Contact the Redwoods Visitor Center for more information.

What’s the weather like this time of year?

Great question!  We’ve set up a Weather page showing the typical temperature and rainfall, month-by-month, as well as a 7-day forecast.

Are dogs allowed on the trails?

No, pets are not allowed on any of the trails.  Pets are only allowed in developed areas – roads, parking lots, day-use and picnic areas, and paved paths within the campgrounds.  Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.

Note that both Miranda Gardens Resort and Redcrest Resort accept pets; please contact them directly for restrictions.

Are there tools on the Avenue of the Giants?

No, the Avenue is a public highway, and the trails are on state park land; there are no access fees.  There are fees for parking in some areas, as well as fees for camping.

Is it possible to drive an RV on the Avenue of the Giants?

Absolutely! The road is closed to commercial “big rigs,” but RVs, campers, and camping-type trailers are welcome, and are frequently seen in campgrounds and rest stops.

Is there lodging available on the Avenue?

Yes!  Options include (south to north):

You’ll also find lodging in the town of Scotia, about 9 miles from North entrance of the Avenue, and Garberville, 9 miles from the South entrance.  Make your reservations early!  Lodging is usually completely booked from Spring through Fall.

What are the nearest airports?

Both San Francisco and Sacramento airports are about 4 hours drive South of the Avenue.

There is also a small airport in Eureka CA, about 40 minutes North of the Avenue, but you’ll probably require a connecting flight to get there.

See our page on Getting to the Avenue of the Giants for more information.

How big are the redwoods?

A redwood can grow to be almost 400 feet tall!  The tallest living redwood, located in Redwood National Park, is 379 feet.

The biggest tree along the Avenue of the Giants is called (appropriately) the Giant Redwood.  It stands 354 feet tall and is 53.2 feet in circumference.  You can see this tree on the Bull Creek Flats trail.

You’ll see many trees along the Avenue of the Giants that are over 200 feet.

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We welcome your questions, ideas and input.

If you’d like to share public comments about your experiences on the Avenue of the Giants, please use our Visitor’s Log.

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