Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree
As one of the oldest and most highlighted attractions in the county, the Chandelier Tree is a must! Enjoy the picnic area canopied by redwoods and, of course, take your picture at the tree or get a snap of the whole family driving through this massive opening.
An article published in The Redwood Journal on May 6, 1931 reported there was a new attraction in the redwoods. At Coolidge Park a tree was cut to enable cars to drive through it. The tree is 305 feet tall and 58 feet in circumference (18.5 feet in diameter). Oral history has automobiles becoming larger and unable to fit through the opening in the Coolidge Tree. The Chandelier Tree at 21 feet in diameter (approximately 65.9 feet in circumference) was a much larger tree and was located at the edge of the park much closer to the highway. This opening was cut in 1936 or 1937.