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Tunnel Log: Drive Thru a Fallen Sequoia

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Sequoia National Park, California

Even guilt-plagued tree-lovers should be able to enjoy driving through a tree that was already dead when the hole was cut. The giant sequoia, 21 feet wide, fell over and across Crescent Meadow Road in 1937. Rather than go to the trouble of chopping the tree apart to clear the road, Sequoia National Park wisely bored a hole through the log, 8 feet high and 17 feet wide, and turned it into a visitor attraction. It's still in use, although tourists with Winnebago-size vehicles have to use a bypass.

Tunnel Log: Drive Thru a Fallen Sequoia

Address:
Moro Rock-Crescent Meadow Rd, Sequoia National Park, CA
Directions:
Drive east on Hwy 198 into Sequoia National Park. The road becomes Generals Hwy. At Giant Forest Village turn southeast onto Moro Rock-Crescent Meadow Rd. Tunnel Log is around 2.5 miles in. No RVs.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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