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.

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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]

Cedar Tree.

The Duncan Cedar: World's Largest Western Red Cedar Tree

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.

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