Imagine planting a tiny tree and over 100 years later growing into one of the three largest Moreton Bay Fig Trees in California. This famous landmark in Balboa Park was planted in 1915 for the Panama-California Exposition.
According to balboapark.org "The tree was officially measured in 1966 at 78 feet high, with a crown width of 123 feet and a trunk girth of 486 inches." The tree is located between the NAT and Spanish Village Art Center. This tree has a large fence around it, making impossible to get it.
Instead, there is a more photo friendly and root dramatic fig tree. If you got to Palm Canyon which is across from Spreckles Organ Pavilion, walk across the wooden bridge, you will come across this iconic fig tree. You can access the tree and the roots by going down the wooden stairs. This place is rarely crowded because most people don't know how to get there. Now you know how to get to this iconic fig tree - you are welcome!