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Big Cedar Tree - Kalaloch

Olympic Peninsula

Location

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast
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Length

0.1 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Highest Point: 25 ft.

Rating

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
A storm in March 2014 partially felled this giant. Use caution when visiting and attend to any signage regarding access.
 
 

This trail is a short one, just a few hundred feet from the parking area, but it takes you to one of the most easily-accessible, impressive giants of the west coast. 

From the parking area off Highway 101, it's a short walk on a wide graveled trail to this behemoth of a tree. Believed to be nearly 1000 years old, it's an incredible sight, despite the fact that storms have taken their toll; it partially collapsed in a storm during March of 2014.

While impressive, the giant also provides an important lesson in the cycle of life -- as it dies and decomposes, it will become a massive nurse log for the new generation of giants. Who knows what the next 1000-year old tree will bear witness to here at the edge of America. 

 

Big Cedar Tree - Kalaloch

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.6754, -124.3991 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

Olympic National Park

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Guidebooks & Maps

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Getting There

Off Highway 101 driving north from Kalaloch, proceed past the turnoffs for Beaches 3 and 4, and in a mile, look for the sign for Big Cedar Tree, about four miles north of the Kalaloch store.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
A storm in March 2014 partially felled this giant. Use caution when visiting and attend to any signage regarding access.
 

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