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Big Cedar Tree - Kalaloch

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast
47.6754, -124.3991 Map & Directions
Length
0.1 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
0 feet
Highest Point
25 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Gravel trail leading to Big Cedar Tree. Photo by K_Stachowski. Full-size image
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Coast

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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. Continue reading

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Hiking Big Cedar Tree - Kalaloch

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 in Google Maps

Before You Go

A storm in March 2014 partially felled this giant. Use caution when visiting and attend to any signage regarding access.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

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.

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Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

Olympic National Park

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