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Founders' Grove Nature Trail

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer out and back
100% Runnable
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Ascent: 17' 5 m
Descent: -20' -6 m
High: 398' 121 m
Low: 384' 117 m

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Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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A short easy run among some of the most impressive Redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants.

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Overview

This short excursion is well worth a stop along your tour of the Avenue of the Giants. Get out and enjoy some of the finest redwoods on earth.

Description

Be sure to examine the fallen redwoods, which give you a better sense of how truly massive these trees are. The standing trees are so big, it's hard to understand just how much mass is up there. Trees here are up to about 1,500 years old, and the Founders Tree is 346' tall!

History & Background

Local citizens started getting concerned about the destruction of the redwoods in the 1930's and a group protected this area, and many others at that time. Much has been lost though - 95% of redwoods have been logged, and the 5% that remains is struggling with climate change.

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Oct 12, 2017
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Trying to get lucky looking for a four-leaf clover!
Jun 8, 2016 near Rio Dell, CA
Beautiful forest floor.
Jun 2, 2016 near Rio Dell, CA
The Founders Tree: 346' tall!
Jun 2, 2016 near Rio Dell, CA
Old fallen redwood!
Jun 8, 2016 near Rio Dell, CA
Lookin' up at giant Redwoods!
Jun 8, 2016 near Rio Dell, CA
Big Trees- incredible to see, not to be missed!
Jun 8, 2016 near Rio Dell, CA

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