The Two RV Gypsies: Full-Time RVers
drove through two of the three big Redwood Trees.

This is the tree in Klamath, California
June 13, 2015

Avenue of the Giants features three (3) trees in Northern California that visitors can drive through.

1 - The southernmost of these trees, Chandelier Tree, is located in Drive-Thru Tree Park in the town of Leggett.

2 - Shrine Drive-Thru Tree is near the town of Myers Flat.

3 - Klamath Tour Thru Tree, the northernmost of the three trees, is located in the town of Klamath, California. (this page)

Each tree is privately owned and charges $

Tour thru tree sign
Klamath California drive-thru tree

Sixty minutes north of Eureka, the newest of the drive-thru redwoods sits atop a hill near Redwood National Park and Yurok tribal lands along the Klamath River. The craftsmen who carved the opening to the Klamath Tour Thru Tree in 1976 carefully avoided critical areas of living wood, safeguarding the health of the tree. The tree is about 785 years old, and at some time in the distant past, it was scarred by fire. The tunnel through the tree was completed in May 1976 and opened to the public the following month.

Lee Duquette driving through the tree
Lee Duquette driving through the tree

The opening is 7 feet 4 inches wide and 9 feet 6 inches high. The tree is 17 feet in diameter at eye level. It is about 90 feet tall to the point where the top was blown off. Below is a view of the tree looking upwards while standing in the tree's tunnel.

looking up inside the tree

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONWarning: Because of a steep grade, a sharp curve, and limited parking at the tree site, trailers and large motorhomes are prohibited beyond the parking area at the toll station, Motorcycles are advised to use low gear.

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Menu for the two RV Gypsies in California. You may view these 4 sections in any order you choose. There is also a link to Oregon at the bottom of this page.

You do not have to return here to continue from page to page because there is a link at the bottom of each page for further navigation.

Section 1 of 4: San Diego

Entering the state of California

Mount Helix Park

USS Midway (CV-41)
& several memorials

A National Salute to Bob Hope
and The Military

Unconditional Surrender Statues (FL 2013 & CA 2015)

Artwork - "Our Silences"

Beaches in San Diego

Balboa Park

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

San Diego Botanical Gardens

Cabrillo National Monument

Pio Pico Thousand Trails


Section 2 of 4: Los Angeles County

Fairflex Los Angeles KOA in Pomona

Mt. Baldy Park

Los Angles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Section 3 of 4: San Francisco

Fisherman's Wharf and the seals

Lombard - The zig-zag street

Golden Gate Bridge - 2009 and 2015

Eureka KOA

Section 4 of 4: The Redwoods - Giant trees & more

Willits - Gateway to the Redwoods

Travel photos and some elk

Avenue of the Giants

The Drive Thru Tree #1

The Drive Thru Tree #2 (this page)

Beach at Redwood National Park

Trees of Mystery

Aerial Tram at Trees of Mystery

Tall Tale trail at Trees of Mystery

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go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have viewed all of the above sections, please continue on to
Florence, Oregon: a dune buggy ride, Devils Churn, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and more.