Fearing damage from tourists, USNPS keeps location of giant tree in Redwood NP a secret
The crown of Hyperion, a roughly 600-year-old coast redwood tree, rises more than 379 feet from its base on a steep slope in a remote part of Redwood National Park, just north of Eureka in Humboldt County. It’s the tallest tree on earth, and I was determined to go see it.
My motives were pure, or so I thought. I’ve been drawn to the majesty of coast redwoods since Dad first loaded us into the family station wagon for a camping trip to Richardson Grove State Park, also in Humboldt County, way back when.