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Humboldt Redwoods State Park, located 45 miles south of Eureka and 20 miles north of Garberville off of Highway 101, encompasses nearly 53,000 acres, of which over 17,000 are untouched old growth coast redwoods. Created in 1921 with the small Bolling Memorial Grove the park has grown over the years to include a diverse ecosystem including the entire Bull Creek watershed and the Rockefeller Forest, the largest remaining old growth redwood forest in the world. This is the third largest California State Park and protects an environment unique to anywhere else on earth. A wide variety of activities and facilities are available. There are over 250 family campsites in three different campgrounds, plus environmental camps, group camps, trail camps, and a horse camp. Over 100 miles of trail await exploration by hikers, bikers, and horse riders. The South Fork Eel River provides fishing, boating, and swimming opportunities, and there are many day use areas for picnicking, family activities, or for just enjoying the pristine environment. Some favorite locations include the Founders Grove Nature Trail, the 32 mile Avenue of the Giants Auto Tour, and the Humboldt Redwoods Visitor Center. The Visitor Center offers a wide variety of fun and educational exhibits and activities, including a theatre, displays, a bookstore, and the famous Kellogg Travel Log. Auto Tour brochures are available at either end of the Avenue of the Giants and at the Visitor Center. During the summer season interpretive activities including nature walks, Junior Ranger programs, and campfire programs are held daily. Humboldt Redwoods State Park is the location of two marathons that occur within the first three weekends of May and October every year. These marathons close two of the main roads through the park for up to 6 hours. For more information or dates of these events, please call the park.

Awesome views!!

hiking
17 hours ago

Beautiful, except people use it as their personal toilet

The trail head is not clearly marked. I parked at the gate and walked in a little over 1/2 mile before finding an actual trail marker. After that the trail was well marked. Overall I really enjoyed this hike. Clear and well maintained road. Lots of wild life- had two separate black bear sightings on the way down. If you want to avoid the heat, I would recommend starting first thing in the morning.

The trailhead point is very misleading. Go to campsite 75 on Hidden Springs Campground and take the William's Grove trail. After 1km there'll be a sign to Hidden Springs trail. If you continue after campsite 75 to the point that looks like the trailhead, it's a maintenance site for the park and the trail is not used/visible.
But this map is for the William's Grove trail! The end is the William Grove day use area, by the river. I don't know where the actual Hidden Springs trail goes to, because I followed the William's Grove (which is this map).
This trail is cool, I'd give it 3 stars, but the confusion at the beginning cost us distance and time, going back and forth trying to decide where it was. But lots of trees and the river at the end.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Breathtaking drive!

nature trips
1 month ago

Easy trail.

nature trips
1 month ago

Amazing trail. Beauty beyond your imagination. It's like a whole different world. You feel so small among the Giants...

Amazing trees, the trunks are HUGE!

Easy stroll through the redwoods with beautiful views. We did see a lot of poison oak off to the side of the trail so watch out for that.

beautiful drive, great easy hiking trails to do with family and little ones.

nature trips
2 months ago

Great little hike! Good for all ages! Some really nice big trees! The fallen Dyerville Giant was quite impressive!!

scenic driving
3 months ago

Short hikes along Avenue of the Giants, amazing!

scenic driving
3 months ago

Short hikes along Avenue of the Giants. Awesome trees, beware of poison oak!

One of the more frequented trails in the state park. Great bathrooms by the parking lot. The trail is handicap accessible. We took my mother-in-law around the loop in a transport wheelchair with no problems.

There are a number of side trips. We went to the Mahon Trail and then over the hill and under the freeway to the Women's Federation Grove and back.

scenic driving
4 months ago

LOTS of interesting stops along the way! Make sure to stop at Shrine's drive thru tree.

scenic driving
6 months ago

Its a must..... gotta do it!!!

hiking
7 months ago

Magical place: vivid colors, shiny red leaves on the ground, gigantic trees, ancient atmosphere.

What an amazing little trail. Lush green sorrel carpets the forest and only the trail is bare. Giant redwoods shoot to the sky, and some fallen lay about as part of the ground's landscape. You feel like you've been miniaturized. We skipped the Redwood national forest to come to the Humboldt area instead. The place is basically yours.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice quiet hike. Got lost did the loop twice, so our hike ended up being 4 miles.

No drive up the California coast would be complete without driving (and ideally hiking) through Avenue of the Giants. There aren't words or pictures that can grasp the magnitude of these trees and the utter silence that falls in the forest as soon as you step off the road. These giants seem to live in a world all their own, casting a spell over anyone who wanders through them. What a delightful drive in a serene little corner of the world.

Easy little meandering trail. Lots of poison oak this time of year.

Any hike among the Redwoods is one to be cherished. These trees truly take your breath away and leave you speaking in hushed voices, if you speak at all. It's great for all ages and abilities. Do not miss this opportunity among the giants

This beats Muir Woods any day! Next to know crowds and you don't have to take a long shuttle-ride to get there. The giant trees hush your footsteps and block out traffic sounds, making it a sanctuary of nature at its finest. There is no more peaceful place than among the giant redwoods.

Did this trail a couple of weeks ago. It was short but very amazing. It looked like a setting for a fairy tale. Loved it!

hiking
10 months ago

An easy walk around an old growth. Parking is pretty limited but understandable for a very short trail.

A must do!!!

Well worth the climb

Haaaaawt, mostly in shade but still hot! Worth the climb :) satisfying work out and pretty hike. Loved the burn complex section...

scenic driving
10 months ago

Beautiful and peaceful away from the road

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