HWY 101 – Avenue of the Giants (Old HWY 101)
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North of Garberville on HWY 101, The Avenue of the Giants is the old 2 lane HWY 101. A more sedate and scenic route as you travel north, the sheer size of the trees will also make you realize just how small and insignificant humans really are. Several spots to drive through giant trees, stop to talk a walk or just gawk at the trees, a few gift shops along the way all to occupy the day. Only a 31 mile route and a relatively low speed limit and very well maintained asphalt, it is a nice slow cruise to look at the world that inspired the Ewok planet in Star Wars. This route is an excellent way to head up to The Lost Coast Highway and then over to HWY 36 WEST. Don’t be in a rush here, just take your time and enjoy some of the most majestic nature you will see anywhere on the planet.