Top Adventures in Ferndale

  • Night Photography at Devil's Gate, Lost Coast

    This section of the Lost Coast resides in between Capetown and Petrolia, CA. Entering "Lost Coast California" into Google Maps or a GPS should take you to the road you will need to be on. About 2 miles south of the Location marker the GPS gives yo...

  • Backpack The Lost Coast: Mattole to Black Sands Beach

    This is an absolutely stunning 25 mile thru-hike on the northern part of California's coast. To accomplish this hike, you'll either need to bring 2 cars or use a shuttle service. It's recommended that you drop one car at the Shelter Cove Trailhead...

    24 miles

  • Hike to the Punta Gorda Lighthouse via Lost Coast Trail

    The drive to the trailhead can be windy and a bit rough - the road is unpaved in places and potholes can leave a smaller car stranded. Walking through the sand makes this hike a tad more difficult than normal. The beach varies from sand to pebble,...

    5.5 miles 780 ft gain

  • Hike the Johnson Camp Trail

    This trail is shared by hikers, trail runners, backpackers and horseback riders. The trail is best used from March through November, as the bridges that allow river crossings are seasonal. You can call Humboldt Redwoods State parks (707-946-1811) ...

    9.5 miles 2103 ft gain

  • Hike the Bull Creek Flats Trail

    The trail follows a river and is well shaded. The giant trees on this hike are enough to make anyone swoon. Begin the hike on the right branch of the Rockefeller Loop. A seasonal footbridge (installed from Mid-May to late September) connects the R...

    7.6 miles 652 ft gain

  • Hike the Humboldt Redwoods River Trail

    You probably won't find as many people along this trail (which I like!) as it's unmarked and sits just south of Rockefeller Loop which draws a good number of visitors, primarily because it has the tallest trees (also definitely worth a visit!). Th...

    3.4 miles 450 ft gain

  • Hike the Rockefeller Forest Loop

    From the Avenue of the Giants turn west onto Mattole Road. Continue 1.5 miles to the Rockefeller Forest trailhead.Rockefeller Forest is a less well known grove in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It's distance from the main road shelters the forest ...

    0.7 miles 20 ft gain

  • Hike through the Founder's Grove in Humboldt Redwoods State Park

    The Founder's Grove is easily accessed from Highway 101 in northern California. The grove is also on the Avenue of the Giants Scenic Highway. This area, named after the founders of the Save the Redwoods League, is flat and has a relatively open un...

    1.3 miles

  • Hike the Mahan Plaque Trail

    The Mahan Plaque Trail is an amazing hike featuring giant redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants. The trail is open for use year-round. If you look closely, you may be able to spot the albino redwood.  In 1924, Laura Mahan (president of the local...

    1 miles 95 ft gain

  • Hike Grasshopper Mountain

    This is an incredible, yet difficult, hike that rewards you with unmatched views. In the spring, wildflowers are abundant. Watch for wildlife too! You begin the hike by crossing the Eel River. The bridge is blown down, so you will have to swim or ...

    14.5 miles 3750 ft gain

  • Hike King's Peak

    King's Peak is the tallest peak in the King Range, the home of the famous and spectacular "Lost Coast". At an elevation of 4,000' and less than 3 miles from the ocean, King's Peak provides stunning views in all directions: of canyons, beaches, fog...

    2.5 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Explore Luffenholtz Beach Park

    On a road trip with a friend in July of 2019, this beach came recommended to us. The tidepools, rocks cutting into the sea, and photography opportunities made it a spectacular stop.  There are stairs down to the beach and we were the only ones at ...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Humboldt County, California

      Benbow KOA

    • Garberville, California

      Campsite 2 B

      The Lower Pond is a special quiet spot, with a mix of forest & meadows surrounding it. Many campsites are possible. Great place to hang a hammock. Gorgeous hiking and horseback riding all ar...

      From $50/night

    • 1S51

      Fir Cove Campground

      Overview Fir Cove Campground is located on beautiful Ruth Lake, a 13,800-acre jewel situated in the thickly forested mountains of northern California. A variety of recreational opportunities aboun...

    • Lower Mad River Road

      Mad River Campground

      Overview Mad River Campground is located on banks of its namesake river, about two miles south of Ruth Lake in the thickly forested mountains of northern California.Recreation Fishing is a popular ...

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