Visitors To World’s Tallest Tree Could Now Face Six Months In Jail And $5,000 Fine

Visitors To World’s Tallest Tree Could Now Face Six Months In Jail And $5,000 Fine


The world’s tallest tree is no longer open to visitors, and those who try to visit it anyway could be fined $5,000 and have to serve up to six months behind bars. 

The tree is called “Hyperion,” a 379.1-foot tall coast redwood estimated to be anywhere from 600 to 800 years old. It’s located in a secluded area of California’s Redwood National Park with no defined trail leading to the tree. The park’s manager for natural resources, Leonel Arguello, said people have still made their way to it, per The Guardian

Arguello reportedly said Hyperion was “discovered” by two novice naturalists in 2006, and visitors started hiking to view the tree by 2010 after its precise location was shared online. Guinness World Records established the tree as

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