Your Resource for Humboldt County Recreational Activities
Hiking And Walking
This site is a guide to hiking California’s old-growth coastal redwoods. It contains descriptions, photos, and maps of almost every trail, including those with views of old-growth redwoods and those open to the public. Some notable nearby trails without old growth are also covered.
Visit the Redwood Hikes website.(opens in a new tab)
Your Public Lands
Redwood National Park
The official website of the National Parks Service. It contains information on camping, hiking, seasonal closures, Roosevelt Elk viewing as well as safety information. This is a great resource for anyone planning to visit Redwood National Park.
Visit the Redwood National Park website.(opens in a new tab)
Bureau of Land Management, Arcata Field Office
Not your average BLM office. This office’s focus is recreation, not resource extraction. They are responsible for the King Range National Conservation Area, better known as the Lost Coast, as well as Headwaters Reserve, a battleground in the fight to save the old growth redwoods. They also cover four wilderness areas and miles of untamed coast. A great place to find the wilder corners of the area.
Visit the Bureau of Land Management, Arcata Field Office website.(opens in a new tab)
Six Rivers National Forest
The Smith, Kalamath, Trinity, Mad, Van Duzen and Eel rivers flow through this long narrow National Forest. This is a decidedly government website, but if you are willing to spend a little time you can uncover a wealth of information. This site has information on hiking, camping, off highway vehicle use, whitewater paddling, cycling, horse riding, and many other activities.
Visit the Six Rivers National Forest website.(opens in a new tab)
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
This huge National Forest running from Mount Shasta in the East to the Trinity Alps Wilderness in the West and stretching from the Oregon Border on the north, down to Mendocino County, in the south. Their website has information on mushroom hunting, camping, water sports, back country scenic drives, picnicking, and winter activities along with almost anything else you may want to know about the National Forest.
Visit the Shasta-Trinity National Forest website.