“drive right on thru!”
The Tour Thru Tree has become a standard "must see" for visitors to California's Coastal Redwoods More than 725 years ago, a redwood tree began to grow outside the tiny community of Klamath. California. As the tree grew it was scarred by a forest fire and its top was blown off by a mighty storm. Like all redwoods, however, the tree was a survivor and today it stands as a healthy, living monument to its storied past. In 1976 a tunnel was carved through the tree, carefully avoiding critical areas of living wood. Today you can actually drive through the trunk of this enormous giant now known as the Tour Thru Tree. Photographs of family cars passing through this giant grace thousands of vacation photo albums. The Tour Thru Tree is located just 2.5 miles north of Kamp Klamath on Route 169. Take the Terwer Valley/Klamath Glen off-ramp from Highway 101.
Not super impressed. Notice in the picture how tiny the example car is. No way we could fit through there. When we stopped, the gift shop said open but there was no one around. So we walked into the tree. only about 2 mins up the trail, not bad. But the tree was literally the only thing there to see. And I believe there are lots of other drive through trees in that area that could be better. This one was just not that impressive.
Cute little stop. $5 for cars, $3 for motorcycles, $1 for bikes/walk-ups for this 2 min drive thru stop although there was no attendant and the sign dictated for the toll to be paid through a slot on the honor system.
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Klamath Tour Thru Tree
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