Myers Flat and our Myers Country Inn sit right in the heart of the Avenue of the Giants, surrounded by the Humboldt Redwoods Park and Rockefeller Forest -- the largest stand of uncut, publicly-owned old-growth redwoods in the world!
Of the 42-known "tallest trees" in the world, 30 of them (including the official "tallest tree in the world") are in Humboldt Redwoods and Rockefeller Forest. The world's highest "biomass density" is in Rockefeller Forest -- nine times the biomass density of the Amazon Rainforest! Rockefeller Forest is essentially unchanged since the Ice Age.
If you want to spend days exploring a whole forest full of the world's tallest trees, hiking, or off-road biking the trails and little nooks and crannies of our redwood forests, or swimming in our swimmer-friendly South Fork Eel River, make a reservation at Myers Country Inn, and then come on up and experience our redwoods. We'll give you maps and insider tips on the things to see and do while you're here.
The Lumberman's "Tunnel of Love"
At the north end of town, just a few steps away from the Myers Country Inn, you'll find a 10-foot-tall redwood bear that greets visitors to the Shrine Drive-Thru Tree, where adroit motorists can manuever their cars through an opening cut in the bottom of a blasted, but still living, Sequoia Sempervirens, providing visitors to the Avenue of the Giants with a "lumberman's tunnel of love."
The Shrine tree, a coastal redwood, derives its name from having once been owned by a member of the Shriners' fraternal organization, during which time all proceeds from the attraction were reportedly donated to Shriner charitable activities.
The "Shrine of the Redwoods" was the first major attraction along the Avenue of the Giants. Along with this historic landmark, Shrine Tree Park contains the drive-on log, the Balance Tree, Age Comparisons, the Walk-Through Tree, the two-story Bear Hollow Inn Tree House, and other curiosities and ecosystems displays.