Open forest lands in the upper Sierra Nevada mountains and views of jagged lava peaks are found in this area making it different from the usual granitic Sierra landscape.
Visitors will drive through dense pine and fir forests, which will break up into large meadows interspersed with open stands of pine, fir and in some places more widespread groups of pine and western junipers. One may see deer and coyote. Bear and mountain lion are definitely present, but don't expect to see them. You will see squirrels, lots of them. In the spring there will be a wide variety of flowers, including snow plants.
Most visitors will find themselves alone unless Ken Brunges is present. Ken is a member of "Save the Redwoods League" and a caretaker to the Bennett Tree. The tree is on land owned by "The League" by way of a donation by the land's original Joe Martin. Mr Martin donated the land to the Nature Conservancy in 1978, which has since passed it on to the "Redwoods League".
Photography, bird watching, hiking, hunting, snow shoeing and skiing in winter.
Late spring to mid fall to vehicular traffic. There are two streams to ford. Pick up or other high clearance vehicle recommended. Winter: snowshoes, skis, or snowmobile. Note that streams may make winter access inadvisable. By road it is 12 miles from Highway 108.
To the base of the tree is not accessible as it is a rough forest landscape. The road however provides good views of the tree.
Well mannered pets are welcome.