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.