The "Big Tree" is an aptly-named star among the Redwood giants populating Prairie Creek Redwood State Park.
This monster was a seedling during the time the Germanic Barbarians crushed the Roman Empire and King Arthur was holding court at his round table.
Five short loop trails offer easy walks into the remarkably diverse forest.
The tree is located south of Kamp Klamath just off the Drury Parkway, flanked by a parking lot and restrooms.
Stout Grove is located in Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, North of Kamp Klamath.
A wide, looping trail leads from the parking lot and restrooms, winding among soaring redwoods and lush ferns. The Smith River South Fork can be heard to the north and can be accessed by a side trail. Southern access to the grove is by a graded road used in the 1800s by horse-drawn wagons en route from Crescent City to Oregon. The northern entrance crosses the river canyon via a covered bridge.
The ever-popular Tour Thru Tree is a must photo-op located across the Klamath River from Kamp Klamath.
Bring your camera and a few dollars to contribute to the maintenance of this fun tourist attraction.
The tree is "open" 24-7 with a cash drop bucket available for off hours.
Leave your motor home and large truck at Kamp.