|Local Points of Interest
Other things to do and see while behind the Redwood Curtain
Drive Thru Tree Fern Canyon
Travelers coming form the South along Highway 101 won't want to miss this great photo-op of their teardrop being towed through the Chandelier Tree, located in Legget, CA
Travelers coming from the North along Highway 101 might just want to go take a walk into Fern Canyon, off of Davidson Rd. just North of Orick, CA
Major scenes from the motion picture, Lost World were shot at Fern Canyon.
A great place to go to take photos showing how small people are compared to redwood trees is Bull Creek, located right next to the Avenue of the Giants in the Rockefeller Forest.
The Dyerville Giant fell to earth on March 24th, 1991 and has become more famous since falling to earth. The tree has a diameter of 17' and a circumference of 52'. This tree stood 200' taller than Niagara Falls. The fallen giant is located in Founders Grove along the Avenue of the Giants.
Can you find the people in these two shots? Both of these sights are located just a bit South of Pamplin Grove and would make a great day trip.
Bull Creek Base of the Dyerville Giant
Public access to the Headwaters Forest Reserve is extremely limited. There are only two ways to access the reserve. The Elk River Trailhead from the North (About 1 hour North of Pamplin Grove - Take the Elk River exit off of Highway 101 North and follow signs) and the Salmon Pass Trailhead from the South. (About 20 minutes West of Pamplin Grove)
The Elk River trail offers an 11 mile round trip hike, which leads past the remains of Falk, CA an abandoned logging town and ends at the turn around point (5.5 miles) in a small old-growth grove. This trail is open year round to hikers for day use only. (Allow 4-6 hrs. hiking time)
The Salmon Pass trail is accessible only through a BLM guided hike, limited to 20 people and is offered from May through November. (Allow 2 hrs. & make reservations beforehand)
Headwaters Forest Reserve - Nothern Access