This tree is often referred to as a redwood tree, but it’s actually a giant sequoia tree (Species: Sequoia Dendron Giganteum) and is approximately 108 ft tall and 11.25 ft in circumference.
On the east slope of Pine Valley Mountain just in back of the abandoned Browse Guard Station. Take Interstate 15 to Exit 30, Browse exit, and go 7.5 miles towards Pine Valley Mountain on the dirt road. I would strongly recommend an ATV on this trail, as it’s really rough. We took our side by side and it was a blast! The trail has some amazing mountain views! The road ends at the Ranger Station, so you can only go back the way you came.
Buddy enjoyed the ride!
As awesome as it would be, this tree did not naturally grow on its own. It was planted in the 1930’s as part of the Browse Experiment Station. It is said that many of these trees were actually planted, but only this one survived.
If you haven’t noticed, it’s nearly impossible to take a photo without the mutt being in there, so I try to embrace it.
There’s a beautiful stream and scenery to explore around the area as well!
I have to admit, I had an image of the Redwoods in California, so I was a little disappointed at the size in person, but it’s a super fun little day trip with beautiful scenery!