We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Avenue of the Giants

Avenue of the Giants, CA 95571
+1 707-946-2263
Review Highlights
Great scenic drive

Majestic redwoods. Many stop off areas though they are not marked in a very visible way. Doesn't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Jose, California
via mobile
Take the time to see

We drove this way instead of the highway and it was worth every second. Not much traffic, peaceful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
via mobile
Read all 754 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“founders grove” (38 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (43 reviews)
“giant redwoods” (36 reviews)
Avenue of the Giants, CA 95571
+1 707-946-2263

Similar Things to Do in California

Write a ReviewReviews (754)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 720 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Majestic redwoods. Many stop off areas though they are not marked in a very visible way. Doesn't matter though as any stop is filled with beautiful, large trees.

Thank XYZ1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove this way instead of the highway and it was worth every second. Not much traffic, peaceful and lots of photo opportunities. The redwoods are unbelievable! Do not pass this up!

Thank Dansker58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This drive is not to be missed!!! The incredible beauty and awesome wonder of these magnificent trees are breathtaking. I have been around the world and just recently toured 31 states in the USA and this topped everything. Seeing is believing and no pictures do...More

1  Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is how lame we are - driving down the 101 we needed a pit stop so we got off at a random exit. Lucky us! We saw a tiny sign for the road that turned out to be the Avenue of the Giants. Absolutely...More

1  Thank mbl5283
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the redwoods! Everyone needs to add this to their bucket list! Walking through the Avenue of the Giants was so calming and yet exciting! Make sure you bring your family here at least once!

Thank casey n
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We've seen redwoods many times, but this 31 mile drive that parallels Highway 101 is truly astonishing in its beauty. The day we were there was wet, rainy, foggy--perfectly atmospheric. Pullouts and hiking trails abound to take in the majesty that surrounds visitors. We drove...More

1  Thank glinda1
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This drive starts slow (if you're coming from the South) and slowly builds up to become more and more impressive. There are plenty of places to stop and take a walk and look at some beautiful trees and forest.

1  Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

30 mile drive parallels Hwy 101 and is well worth the adventure. Exquisite trees and foliage is almost prehistoric and dreamlike.

1  Thank sandyb587
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Last month my family and I went to Avenue of the Giants and we drove past a couple of the stops and saw a trailhead for Drury-Cheney Grove. We have 3 young kids so we couldn't bring our all-terrain stroller, but our beast of a...More

1  Thank strolson
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Driving from Sacramento to Crescent City we encountered a few redwoods along the way and a few tourist stops as well however this was our first real experience of getting in under a canopy of these amazing trees. It added what was probably a half...More

1  Thank J B
Nearby HotelsSee all 5,745 hotels in California
Miranda Gardens Resort
327 reviews
15.39 km away
Humboldt Gables Motel
53 reviews
22.55 km away
Best Western Plus Humboldt House Inn
954 reviews
29.83 km away
Sherwood Forest Motel
89 reviews
30.03 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Eternal Tree House Cafe
35 reviews
5.99 km away
Riverbend Cellars
7 reviews
10.21 km away
Avenue Cafe
176 reviews
15.46 km away
Miguel's Restaurant
7 reviews
21.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
387 reviews
4.64 km away
The Immortal Tree
20 reviews
8.18 km away
Shrine Drive-Through Tree
155 reviews
10.10 km away
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
11 reviews
15.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lisa P
1 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Sue2000 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Eureka which was about a half hour north of the Avenue of the Giants. There are several hotels there. The Best Western Plus Bayshore Inn was pleasant with a room by the garden area. Hope you have a lovely trip.