The State of Alaska is a big, brash place full of larger-than-life people, places, and things. That being the case, you’d think the world’s largest Alaska yellow cedar would exist in Alaska, right? Wrong. Alaska may be a land of big mountains, big bears, and big egos, but if you want big trees—especially big Alaska yellow cedars—look no further than Ipsut Creek.
Halfway up this valley hike you’ll encounter the world’s largest Alaska yellow cedar, though this centuries-old tree is just one of many massive trees on this woodland hike. Besides the cathedral forests, you’ll also find fantastic views and sprawling meadows on this walk, though these come only at the end.
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