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#38 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 13 easy trails in Humboldt Redwoods State Park ranging from 0.7 to 31.3 miles and from 124 to 636 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Located in a sea of untouched old growth coast redwoods, Humboldt Redwoods State Park is a 53,000 acre park located in northern California. Visitors to this beautiful park will find miles of trails, campgrounds, fishing, boat access, picnicking, and a visitor center with a variety of educational exhibits. Accessibility: For accessible trails and facilities information for those with disabilities or using strollers, please visit: http://access.parks.ca.gov/parkinfo.asp?park=22&type=0

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Map of trails in Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
707-946-2409
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Top trails (21)
#1 - Founders Grove Nature Trail
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 13 m
This easy, dirt, loop trail is well-shaded and passes by the Founder's Tree, the most-visited grove in the park due to its proximity to Hwy 101. Accessibility: The trail surface is packed dirt and it is typically at least three feet wide. Most of the trail has a grade less than 5% but there is one 22 foot section with a grade of 9%. Manual wheelchair or stroller users may need assistance in this section. Accessible parking and restrooms are available near the trailhead. The accessible route to the trailhead requires crossing Dyerville Loop Road - please take care when crossing.Show more
#2 - Drury Chaney Loop Trail
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 54 m
#3 - Rockefeller Loop Trail
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
#4 - Johnson Camp, Grasshopper, Bull Creek Loop
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 5 h 55 m
#5 - Mahan Plaque Trail - Avenue of the Giants
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 28 m
Amazing hike through giant redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants. In 1924, Laura Mahan, President of the local Save-the-Redwoods League and James Mahan, a prominent Eureka attorney, took a personal stand when they learned the forest around you was about to be logged. Through their direct actions operations were stopped. Pacific Lumber company agreed to continue paying taxes on this land until Save-the-Redwoods League purchased it six years later. One family's success to preserve these trees has allowed ALL of us the opportunity to enjoy this splendor today. The preservation of redwoods continues though the efforts of Save-the-Redwoods League, the California State Parks and many other individuals and agencies.Show more
#6 - Avenue of the Giants Scenic Drive
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Length: 31.3 mi
Drive through giant redwoods in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California Humboldt Redwoods State Park encompasses 53,000 acres of forests, meadows, and watersheds and about 100 miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails. Approximately 17,000 acres consists of old-growth coast redwood forests, including the 10,000 acre Rockefeller Forest, the largest contiguous old growth redwood forest in the world. The 32-mile Avenue of the Giants parallels Highway 101 and winds its way through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This road was originally built as a stagecoach and wagon road in the 1880s. Today, the Avenue of the Giants, also knows as State Route 254, is considered a scenic alternate to Highway 101. There are several opportunities along the route to access Highway 101. Along the Avenue of the Giants eight Auto Tour Stops designate panels and interesting places to stop. Look for the Auto Tour sign to indicate where to stop. Stops are generally about 200 feet beyond the Auto Tour signs.Show more
#7 - Bull Creek Westside Loop
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h
Spectacular short loop through one of the thickest stands of old growth Coast Redwood in the country. This shorter loop in Bull Creek Flats is a good option to the much longer, full Bull Creek North and South loop if you don't have as much time and still want to see some rare specimen trees.Show more
#8 - Hidden Springs Trail
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
#9 - Bull Creek Loop
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 14 m
#10 - Grasshopper Mountain Trail
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Length: 14.5 mi • Est. 8 h 22 m
A strenous out and back hike in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The hardest and longest hike in the area. This hike requires a river crossing (Eel River) which can only be done in the summer. The hike starts in thick old growth Redwoods but thins out to Firs and Pines as you gain elevation. There are some decent views as you go up but the best views are had at the top. Show more
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