Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Humboldt Redwoods State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

scenic driving
4 days ago

Breathtaking drive!

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

scenic driving
3 months ago

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

scenic driving
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

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.

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.

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

scenic driving
9 months ago

Beautiful and peaceful away from the road

Of course you should take this drive! There are many spots to pull over and wander through the redwood groves. The Eel River flows behind the groves and can be accessed by a quick walk through the woods. We spent most of a day driving, stopping, looking, photographing, and hiking. It was well worth it.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful old growth Grove. Easy Trail.

Much more impressive than I imagined it would be. I always wanted to witness the Redwoods since I was a kid in Texas thumbing through encyclopedias looking at pictures of them. Was sad to leave this area when it was time to go. Awesome!!

My favorite grove. Went back to it 2 additional times.

hiking
10 months ago

Niiiice loop. Had to do it twice. You can cross a creek on the back side of the loop and hook up with the awesome Bull Creek Trail which will take u through some outstanding, more remote groves and u can cross the bridge on the Eel River about 5 miles down and be at the Humboldt State Park Visitor center.

scenic driving
11 months ago

Gorgeous drive. It's well worth your time to drive through all the giants regardless of how much time you spend camping and hiking around. Truly impressive.

scenic driving
11 months ago

Words can't describe the beauty of this drive....many trails are accessible right off the road. My happy place!!

This is an amazing drive no matter where you begin along the route! Great stops along the way to get out and explore.

scenic driving
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fantastic scenic drive

walking
Friday, April 07, 2017

Absolutely beautiful redwood grove! A little harder to locate than others on Ave of the Giants. Grove initially preserved from a donation from John D Rockefeller. Gorgeous big redwoods, huge fallen ones you can climb onto to get a sense of scale. Some had fallen very recently this winter. Access to the river was nice, although the river bridge is out. Connects to longer trails if you're in the mood

walking
Friday, April 07, 2017

Great grove of redwoods, lots of signs of old wildfires, some fallen trees. Rather easy to follow, but one portion - I think the part that connects to founders loop - was washed out and we had to double back to the Mahan Plaque loop. Informational plaque about the conservationists who stopped logging in the area in 1924

walking
Friday, April 07, 2017

Small little loop, but didn't see much of the river. Mostly a little creek and too much brush to see the river it flows into. Decent redwoods, easy walking!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This drive is awesome, follows the river and the redwoods here are amazing!!!! With lots of cool stops along the way to explore

hiking
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Beautiful flat trail just south of Founders trail. Enormous old growth giants. If you look closely to your left, you may find the albino redwood.

hiking
Saturday, November 19, 2016

This trail climbs steeply up from the Avenue of the Giants to Hwy. 101. And actually goes under the highway.

hiking
Saturday, November 19, 2016

This is the finest trail on earth. The Rockefeller Loop Trail contains the largest ancient old growth redwoods anywhere. You will pass one enormous redwood after another. The ground cover is lovely ferns, and halfway around you will meet Bull Creek. Walk down to the creek and take a look around. Nowhere is more beautiful.

hiking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

a nice litle loop done long ago

scenic driving
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

One of the prettiest drives anywhere around. When I was young it was the only highway there. My 1st memory of it was at the age of 10...

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Absolutely astonishing

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