Piercy, California: Confusion Hill

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75001 North Hwy 101, Piercy, CA
3.5 miles south of Piercy on US 101. North of Leggett.
Summer 9-6, Winter 9-5. Train summer season. (Call to verify)
Gravity House Adults $5, 4-12 $4, Train adults $10, 4-12 $7.50
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Confusion Hill.

Confusion Hill
Simultaneously classic and weird tourist fun -- a mini train ride and a gravity-defying mystery shack. Train ride and snack bar seasonal, return Memorial Day. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [02/11/2018]

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Confusion Hill

Confusion Hill is the new location for the Bill Cipher statue that was the subject of a massive scavenger hunt following the end of the Disney TV series Gravity Falls. The show was a love letter to roadside attractions and weird Americana, making this an ideal spot for Bill to rest.

[Curtis Cansler, 06/25/2017]

For those unaware, Bill Cipher is a "triangular dream demon" -- essentially a triangle with one eyeball, stick figure limbs, a bow tie, and a top hat. He's now permanently nailed to a tree near the Confusion Hill parking lot.

Confusion Hill Train.

Confusion Hill

I understand this attraction is no longer as good as it once was, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The highlight was the train ride. Our driver was very funny and entertaining, and the tour was very educational, with exhibits of logging equipment and information about the Redwoods.

Confusion Hill itself consists of a shack and assorted other exhibits that showcase gravitational anomalies, such as water and golf balls that run and roll uphill.

Also on the property is the Redwood Shoe House, which was created as a parade float in 1947. It has been on display at this location since 1949.

Another spectacular sight is the Totem Pole; this is the largest free-standing chainsaw carving in the world. There are larger totem poles, but this one is distinctive as it was carved from a still standing dead redwood tree, rather than being carved and then erected.

[Roxanne B, 08/03/2011]

Train conductor and tour guide.

Confusion Hill Gravity House and Train Ride

What made this place great were the people running it! Our Confusion Hill train conductor was a great host. The train itself was fun because it is unique in how it gets up the hill (back and forth, rather than around). You are sure to learn something about trees and Redwoods on the train ride - or at least enjoy one of the amazing stories.

The gravity spot is really a trip, too, and we enjoyed the store.

We look forward to taking our daughter there when she's a bit older!

[Brickner3, 07/30/2010]
Confusion Hill

They have closed the hwy that passed directly in front of this place and opened a new route about 50-ft. away, so you can easily drive by... But it's a shame if you do. This is one of the only roadside attractions in the area that is more than a photo op -- it's an experience. Tip -- don't just do the gravity house, ride the train too, it's entertaining as hell.

[Sarah, 07/21/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

World Famous Tree HouseWorld Famous Tree House, Piercy, CA - < 1 mi.
Chandelier Drive-Thru TreeChandelier Drive-Thru Tree, Leggett, CA - 5 mi.
Famous One Log HouseFamous One Log House, Garberville, CA - 6 mi.
In the region:
Van Damme Pygmy Forest, Little River, CA - 45 mi.

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