Kalaloch, Washington: World's Largest Western Red Cedar Tree (Gone)For Tree Tourists, another superior specimen to admire before something kills it. Update: Uh, and that something was a coastal storm on March 8, 2014, which felled most of the 174 ft. tall cedar tree...
- Watch for "big cedar tree" turnoff sign along US 101 between Ruby Beach and Beach 4. From the highway, drive a little over four miles into the forest on a paved road that becomes hardpack dirt. It's passenger-car accessible, but take it slow and watch for the potholes. Signs are easy to follow.
- Dec. 2014: Reported mostly destroyed in storm.
Visitor Tips and News About World's Largest Western Red Cedar Tree
This tree was destroyed in a storm in March 2014. There's still a piece standing but most of it is laying dead on the ground.[JoAnna, 12/29/2014]
Seeing the "big cedar tree" sign along Highway 101, I was intrigued and decided to see what it was all about. After driving to it, I was a bit underwhelmed. Billed as "the world's largest western red cedar," it appears to have seen its better days. Nevertheless, it is relatively easy to reach, and features a raised walkway that allows visitors to walk around its stump, err trunk. Unfortunately I saw nothing there to explain who Duncan, the tree's namesake, is.[Candace, 05/31/2006]
July 2012: Photo added.