Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree Park

Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree Park

67402 Drive Thru Tree Road
Leggett, California 95585
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Local Phone: (707) 925-6363
E-mail: underwoodpark@aol.com

A roadside attraction since the 1930s, the Chandelier Tree (named for its distinctive shape) is one of several in California to have had a tunnel bored through it for the express purpose of creating photo ops. Tourists have been driving into the tunnel and snapping photos ever since.

A gift shop, picnic grounds by a pond and 250 acres of wilderness laced with hiking trails makes this a delightful spot for DogTrekkers. Entry fee is $5 per vehicle. Open year-round, weather permitting.  

Word of warning: Large SUVs might not fit through the tree opening. In which case you'll just have to park next to it and snap away!

drive-tru tree, Leggett, Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt County, dog-friendly, park, tails, picnic

Photo Credit: Chandelier Tree, Redwood Coast (CC)
Photo Credit: Chandelier Tree, Redwood Coast (CC)
Drive north on Highway 1 from Fort Bragg, and you’ll soon turn away from the coast and enter the county’s “Inland Empire.” It’s about an hour to Leggett, where the road merges with Highway 101 and the Redwood Coast begins. more »
Spunky little dog near Lake Mendocino
Spunky little dog near Lake Mendocino. Photo: Swift Benjamin
Drive north on Highway 1 from Fort Bragg, and you’ll soon leave the coast and turn inland. It’s about an hour to Leggett, where the road merges with Highway 101 and the Redwood Coast begins. Leggett is home to one of the North State's most enduring roadside attractions, the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree, a centuries-old coast redwood that was transformed into a tourist stop in the 1930's, when a 6-foot-wide tunnel was bored through it. Visitors ever since have been driving their cars into the opening and snapping photos with kids and dogs waving hands and paws out the windows. more »
car driving through a tree
You might not know a burl from a squirrel when you set off on the 31-mile section of old Highway 101 known as the Avenue of the Giants, but by the end of the day you'll have learned all about the strange growths and the products crafted from them that are hawked all around the region. more »
In previous issues, we've explored many facets of Sonoma and Mendocino counties, and we'll be back with more. For this trip, we're cruising through Bodega Bay, Jenner, Mendocino town and Fort Bragg and taking our first big break in Leggett, where Highways 1 and 101 merge and the Redwood Coast begins. more »
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