Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Trails in Humboldt Redwoods (CA)

Bull Creek Flats Loop Trail

From Rockefeller Forest to Big Trees Area via 8.5 mile loop; several shorter options possible Famed Avenue of the Giants offers a good look at Humboldt County?s redwoods. More than a dozen short paths meander through Avenue-adjacent groves named for the famous, the rich and famous, and the just plain rich. The ...

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Drury-Chaney Loop Trail

This loop trail is located on the north end of the park, where cooler temperatures and more fog create a very lush, green under story to the old growth redwood forest. Trailhead: Ave. of the Giants mile marker 43.9, just south of the town site of Pepperwood. Length: 1.7 miles Time: 1 ...

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Founder's Grove Trail

This is a self-guided nature hike with a brochure available at the trailhead. The hike features the Founder?s Tree, named in honor of the founders of the Save the Redwoods League, and the Dyerville Giant, at one time the tallest tree in the world, which fell in 1991 and ...

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Gould Grove Nature Trail

Located directly across the Ave. of the Giants from the Visitor Center this short loop trail features 300? tall trees, evidence of early logging, and easy access to the river via a spur trail. Starting summer 2006 the trail will be ADA accessible and have a brand new, self-guided ...

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Grasshopper Peak

This is the toughest hike in the park! The reward for gaining 3100? of elevation will be 100 mile views in all directions ? at 3379? total elevation a stunning vantage point to take in the landscape. Hikers are advised to be in good shape before attempting this hike, ...

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Johnson Camp Trail Out and Back

This trail climbs from an elevation of 200? at the redwood forest floor to 1600? at Johnson Camp, an old "tie hackers" camp where redwood was made into railroad ties in the early 20th century. Several old dilapidated cabins still mark the site. This trail is a brand new ...

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Johnson Praire Trail

This out-and-back hike is short in distance but gains elevation quickly! The hike takes you through the redwood forest and to an open area known as Johnson Prairie, in honor of the Johnson family who homesteaded there in the 1870?s. The end of the trail takes you to the ...

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Johnson Trail Loop

Similar to the out and back, this option allows a loop using Grasshopper Multiuse Trail. The route is Bull Creek Trail South to Johnson Camp Trail to Grasshopper Multiuse Trail. Trailhead: Grasshopper Multiuse Trail, 5.1 miles west of Ave. of the Giants on Mattole Road. Length: 10.7 miles Time: 5 hours Elevation +/-: ...

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Look Prairie Multiuse Trail Out And Back

This trail climbs from the redwood forest floor, through an open prairie that offers stunning views, and into a mixed old growth douglas fir and redwood forest that is unrivalled in its beauty and diversity. This is a strenuous hike that rewards the adventurous hiker. Turn around at Peavine ...

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Look Prairie to Peavine Ridge to Thornton Loop to Homestead

LOOK PRAIRIE to PEAVINE RIDGE to THORNTON LOOP to HOMESTEAD This is an all day, strenuous hike ? leave early and take plenty of water! The reward for your hard work will be a stunning variety of untouched ecosystems, ranging from old growth redwood and douglas fir forests to open ...

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River Trail - North Section

The River Trail follows the western bank of the South Fork Eel River, and can be hiked as an out-and-back route or as a one-way shuttle route. Summer bridges must be installed for access to the River Trail. Currently the section of River Trail south of Garden Club of ...

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Rockefeller Loop Trail

This loop trail is at the foot of the majestic 7,000 acre Rockefeller Forest, traveling near where Bull Creek meets the South Fork Eel. Trees soaring to immense heights combined with a relatively open under story combine to create a fairy-book forest! Trailhead: 1.1 miles west of Ave. of the ...

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Stephen's Grove Loop Trail

This loop trail goes through Stephen?s Grove, one of the first groves protected by the park. This area was once a campground before the floods of 1955 and 1964 buried it under layers of silt. Look closely ? can you find traces of old roadways and picnic tables? The ...

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