Weott, California

Weott, California, is home to some of the top outdoor adventures and scenic attractions. The most notable is the Founders Tree Hiking Trail, a must-visit for outdoor activity seekers. This trail is a loop that spans 0.5 miles, making it a short but rewarding hike. It showcases the impressive Founders Tree, a giant redwood standing at 346 feet tall. The trail is relatively easy, suitable for all fitness levels, and is accessible year-round. Another must-visit is the Avenue of the Giants, a 31-mile stretch in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, with numerous trails and picnic spots. For water activities, Eel River is a prime spot for fishing and swimming. These are some of the best trails and outdoor activities in and near Weott, California.

Top Spots in and near Weott

  • Humboldt County, California

    Hike the Humboldt Redwoods River Trail

    3.4 mi / 450 ft gain
    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!). The River Trail is a relatively short, flat hike wit...
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  • Humboldt County, California

    Hike the Rockefeller Forest Loop

    0.7 mi / 20 ft gain
    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 from traffic noise. The trail is wide and smooth, ...
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  • Redcrest, California

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

    5.0
    1.3 mi
    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 understory making it one of the most picturesque gro...
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  • Garberville, California

    Explore the Avenue of the Giants

    5.0
    The Avenue of the Giants is a scenic 31 mile long highway that is surrounded by 51,222 acres of giant redwood trees in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This road offers amazing views of the redwoods. The Avenue of the Giants runs through many small towns that offer tons of tourist attractions.Th...
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  • Garberville, California

    King's Peak via Lightning Trailhead

    5.0
    4.79 mi / 1942 ft gain
    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, foggy valleys, and the many greenhouses that dot the ...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Chinquapin Loop on The Lost Coast

    4.0
    7.87 mi / 2159 ft gain
    I did this hike the day before setting out on a backpacking trip along the northern section of The Lost Coast Trail and it was a fantastic warm up hike. The Chinquapin Loop is a loop off of The Lost Coast Trail along Chemise Mountain, near the start of the southern section of the LCT. You can st...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Black Sands Beach on the Lost Coast

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    Black Sands Beach and all of the Lost Coast is almost indescribable in its ruggedness and beauty. Black Sands Beach sits along the southern portion of of the famous Lost Coast Trail, and is accessible by one of the two roads that go across the King Range to the ocean. From 101 in Garberville, hea...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    King's Peak from Shelter Cove

    2.0
    30.85 mi / 6204 ft gain
    After parking at Shelter Cove and securing a camping permit ($3 per night in the backcountry) follow the bear prints down the coastline for 5 miles, keeping in mind that the tide devours the beach every 12 hours. Parts of the beach become impassable at high tide. Camp overnight at Buck Creek, th...
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  • Petrolia, California

    The Lost Coast: Mattole to Black Sands Beach

    4.8
    25.05 mi / 653 ft gain
    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 (40.0455053,-124.0778196) and either use one of t...
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  • Ferndale, California

    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 you, just past Durr Creek, you should arrive at Devi...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Jackass Creek via Lost Coast Trail

    23 mi / 8071 ft gain
    The Lost Coast is infamous. For its name alone draws visitors from around California and the world. A 26-mile stretch of coast, road less, with a wall like mountain range just yards from the ocean and beach. But with the Lost Coast being what it is, there is a lesser-known, yet equally stunning h...
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  • Leggett, California

    Taber Nature Trail

    0.81 mi / 217 ft gain
    Signs at the trail head for the Taber Trail state it is 1.1 miles long. That is much shorter than the actual 1.8 miles my GPS put it at. The trail sign also claims it is wheelchair accessible. I can see that for a little ways but as the trail begins to climb, I think this would be a tough go.  Th...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Camp at Usal Beach on the Lost Coast

    5.0
    Getting to Usal beach can be a little tricky, but it is well worth the effort. Usal Road (Mendocino Country Rd 431) is found 13 miles north of Westport or 14.5 miles southwest of Legget on Highway 1. The turn off is extremely easy to miss so it is recommended to use your odometer to gauge how clo...
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  • Platina, California

    Hike to Massacre Natural Bridge

    5.0
    1 mi
    Natural Bridge is a historic/geologic site located near Hayfork, CA off Wildwood Road near Chanchelulla Peak in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. To get there take Hwy 36 or 299 to Hwy 3/Hayfork, then take Wildwood Road to Forest Service Road 31N19 (unpaved)- Natural Bridge is a mile or two off...
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  • Westport, California

    Northern Mendocino Camping and Surf Adventure

    4.5
    I know it can be difficult to find access and opportunities to camp for free on the beach. Look no further, Blues Beach is off the beaten path and offers year round surf and free camping. It’s 200 miles North of San Francisco and a few miles North of Fort Bragg. As long as you keep your eyes on t...
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Camping and Lodging in Weott

Benbow KOA Holiday
Humboldt County, California

Benbow KOA Holiday

Fir Cove Campground
1S51

Fir Cove Campground

Mad River Campground
Lower Mad River Road

Mad River Campground

Forest Glen Guard Station
Summer Home Road

Forest Glen Guard Station