Top Adventures in Humboldt County

  • 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 ...

  • Hike Trinidad Head

    Park in the large parking lot at Trinidad Beach. The trailhead is at the south end of the parking lot. The loop trail can be hiked in either direction.The trail is half dirt singletrack, half paved switchbacks, and climbs steadily to the top of Tr...

    1.5 miles 300 ft gain

  • Watch a Sunset at College Cove Beach

    Follow the trail leading from the end of the parking lot down onto the beach. From the parking lot to the beach the walk is about a quarter of a mile, with a slight decrease in elevation as you move down to the beach.  To get to the beach, take 72...

    0.25 miles

  • Hike to Strawberry Rock

    To get there: From the south, take the Trinidad exit, from which you will take a slight left/ go straight onto Trinidad Frontage rd. From The north, get off at the Trinidad exit, cross under the freeway, and take a left on Trinidad Frontage rd. On...

    3 miles 600 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 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 Lyons Ranch

    This is really a dirt road that is gated off from Bald Hills Road. The trail head parking can fit about 6 cars but seldom do people venture out this way. After all, the attraction of Redwood National Park is the redwoods but this high prairie is d...

    4 miles

  • 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 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 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

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • McKinleyville, California

      Brunner Family Farm Barn Loft

      When visiting our farm, you may get the opportunity to: frolic with goats, watch baby animals being born, feed the pigs, learn about natural fiber, walk through the flower fields, go for a mushroom...

      From $135/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...

    • Bluff Creek Trail

      Fish Lake Campground

      Overview Fish Lake Campground lies on the shore of its namesake at the northwestern edge of Six Rivers National Forest. Lily pads thrive on the lake, and Douglas fir and cedar trees provide ample s...

    • 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 ...

    • Summer Home Road

      Forest Glen Guard Station

      Overview This historic guard station offers a unique stay in the oldest Forest Service building on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. This charming two-story structure was built in 1916 under the ...

    • Orick, California

      Golden Bear's Den

      Come and have breakfast with the elk at Elk Meadow Cabins. Watch elk graze right from your cabin window or stroll out to the meadow with a cup of coffee to see the majestic Roosevelt Elk up close. ...

      From $259/night

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