Drive through the Avenue of the Giants

Avenue-of-the-GiantsHeading north from Sonoma County, you will encounter some beautiful sites, but none so magnificent as the Avenue of the Giants, a 31-mile slight detour from Highway 101. You will pass under and through 51,222 acres of redwood groves. It is by far the most outstanding display of these giant trees in the entire 500 mile redwood belt.

Passing through several small hamlets, from the southernmost Phillipsville, where you can find restaurants, a grocery store, a restaurant and several access points to the Eel River. Just north of Phillipsville, the artist community of Miranda offers lodging and dining. Next you will encounter Myers Flat, with a fine dining restaurant and a wine tasting room, as well as a great family campground. Additional hamlets include Weott, Redcrest and Pepperwood, which is the northernmost community on the Avenue.

Along the way you will encounter dozens of tourist-oriented attractions, including the 346-foot tall Founders Tree and the Dyerville Giant.