Big Cedar Tree

Mileage: .5 miles RT (if that)

Map: Green Trails La Push No. 163s

Favorite Eats After Hike: Pacific Pizza

Find out current conditions and as always, practice Leave No Trace.  Pretty Please.

My Hike:

11/26/2016 We were escaping the rain to spend some time in Forks and I couldn’t help but pull over because it might have been our only chance to get outdoors that day.  It is barely a trail but I guess you could spend some time exploring behind the tree, as well.  The tree has seen better days but it was fascinating to see the cycle of life as this ancient cedar has given life to many others after it. It was fun to stand inside the cavern and gaze up into the sky. Reminded me of one of my favorite books as a child, My Side of The Mountain. We circled around to see the tree from different angles, eventually found one living branch of the tree left, holding strong. This was the perfect spot to stretch our legs while we waited for the tide to go out on the beach a bit.

Directions: Just north of the Kalaloch campground, you will see a big brown sign, “Big Cedar Tree”. Turn right (east) and drive the .3 miles to the TH or circle parking area.  No facilities.

For another hike nearby, click HERE.  To read more about our trip, head on over to Buried Treasure in The Twilight Zone.

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