CA: Redwood National and State Parks will no longer let you hike to Hyperion, the world’s tallest tree

Source: SFGate

“The area around Hyperion, a massive coast redwood known for being the tallest tree in the world, has been closed indefinitely due to damage to the forest caused by trampling visitors. The 380-foot tree is located deep within Redwood National Park and, despite not being accessible by any trail, has attracted scores of visitors since its height was ‘discovered’ in 2006. According to the National Park Service, tree enthusiasts who have bushwhacked off-trail into dense vegetation to reach Hyperion’s base have caused enough habitat destruction to warrant the closure of the entire area, plus a $5,000 fine and potential jail time for those who decide to make the trip anyway.'” (07/31/22)

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/You-are-no-longer-allowed-to-visit-the-world-s-17340455.php