Chandelier Tree A Clark Griswold Must See In California’s Redwoods Parks
During any visit to the Redwood National & State Parks in California a must see on the way (if heading North on Highway 1 from San Francisco) is the Chandelier Tree in Leggett California. For those of you Clark Griswold Family Vacation fans you’ll recognize this from the movie. It’s truly a unbelievable sight-seeing this enormous, beautiful old tree with a cutout allowing cars to drive through it. Not until you drive through do you realize how tight it is for a small car to fit through the tight space.
Note, there is a $6 charge to visit and drive through but it’s well worth the ticket price. It also has a gift shop with snacks (candy, chips, soda….) so it’s not only a good sight to see but also a perfect pit stop. Something to know about Highway 1 near the Redwoods is that there are not a lot of restaurants or gas stations to stop at in between big towns. So, a sight to see/pit stop is useful to take advantage of to stretch the legs and get out of the car. Chandelier Tree. Leggett, California.