Hiking Trails

HIKING TRAILS

Website Best Hikes:  https://www.visitredwoods.com/events/festivals-and-fairs/

 

Azaleas

Address809 Azalea Ave
McKinleyville, CA 95519
Phone(707) 488-2041

Azalea State Natural Reserve in McKinleyville, CA is in the California Beaches attractions, parks, and things to do category. To locate the Azalea State Natural Reserve just select the map tab above. For reservations, directions, or questions you can call them at (707) 488-2041. Below is a list of the nearest beaches to Azalea State Natural Reserve.

Azalea State Reserve

MAP OF THE AVENUE OF THE GIANTS GROVES

 

REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK 

Fern Canyon

Weblink:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvg4lAttKBA

 

REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK MAP

Hammond Bridge River Access, McKinleyville, CA 

Off Hwy. 101 north of McKinleyville, take Clam Beach Dr. and Hammond, Northern entrance to trail. McKinleyville, CA 95519 

AVENUE OF THE GIANTS OFF OF HWY. 101

Brad Pitt Grove aka Grieg French Bell Grove (Avenue of the Giants)
Website:  bit.ly/pitthumboldt
It isn't actually named after him but it might as well be.

The Grieg-French-Bell grove has some nice redwoods, but it’s most remarkable for its incredibly thick and dense groundcover of redwood sorrel. The unusually lush groundcover, which is almost pure sorrel, might result from the grove’s location at the fog-prone northern edge of the park. The sorrel completely covers a forest floor that, unusually, consists of little rolling mounds, and also covers fallen logs.

Because it’s both visually striking and conveniently located right next to a major road, the grove is often used for movies and TV commercials.

This incredible Redwood grove, located just off the famous Avenue of the Giants, is home to some of the tallest trees in the world. At the end of the loop is the magnificent fallen Dyerville Giant. The giant redwood once stood 362 ft. tall and was considered the tallest tree in the park before its fall in 1991. The redwood’s crash to the ground moved the earth so much that it registered on a nearby seismograph and one local, who heard the impact from half a mile away, thought a train had crashed. Today you can walk the whole length of the tree and stand in awe of its massive root system beautifully on display.   Dyerville Giant Facts: 362 ft. in height 17 ft. diameter 52 ft. circumference Possibly 2,000 years old   Location: On Dyerville Loop Rd. just off the Avenue of the Giants. Google Map. Mileage:  0.6 miles Elevation Change: 20 feet. Additional Information: This is a level, ADA accessible trail. There are restrooms in the parking lot.     These easy hikes are disability accessible and fun for the whole family. Pick up a self-guided nature trail guide at the trailhead, or spend some time ambling through the Humboldt

JEANNE'S FAVORITE SPOT

Weott, California on the Avenue of the Giants.  From Weott about 1-2 miles north on Avenue of the Giants, there is a picnic and swimming hole/park named California Women's Federation Club Grove, to locals it is just called Women's Grove.  Although, the Eel River has diminished in flow since the 1970's with the construction of the dam (Potter's Dam), it is still fun to wade and float around in the Eel River at Women's Grove.  There are picnic spots and tables available.  It is a warm bend in the river.

There is camping available in the campgrounds located on Avenue of the Giants.   Hidden Springs Campground  

CAMPING ON AVENUE OF THE GIANTS

LINK:  http://avenueofthegiants.net/campgrounds-rv-parks/  Burlington Campground.  Reservations needed. 

Nearby Campgrounds

Redwood National and State Parks

California State Parks

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Richardson Grove State Park

Richardson Grove State Park

Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive

PRIVATE CAMPGROUND LINKS

Ancient Redwoods RV Park

Benbow KOA

Dean Creek Resort

Giant Redwoods RV & Camp (Myers Flat)

Miranda Gardens Resort

Redcrest Resort

Link to Avenue of the Giants Time Lapse Drive through the Redwoods

http://humboldtredwoods.org/

Redwood's State Park and take in the natural wonder of these impressive trees.

Elk on the Beach at Prairie Creek Park

Hunnewell (Prairie Creek State Park)

Directions:    Take Prairie Creek/Newton Drury exit on the right as you get on the four lane highway.  Dogs like to zoom on through.  Going north on Prairie Creek/Newton Drury Road, go past the Visitor Center and the Big Tree sign.  The next pull out is Honeywell.  You walk through a felled big redwood tree lying down.

Prairie Creek Beach State Park, off Hwy 101 north of Orick, CA a few miles on your left going north.  Sign for Fern Canyon and Prairie Creek Beach area.

Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Orick, CA

Directions:  Drive Past Orick a short ways, going north on Hwy. 101, take exit on the right to Lady Bird Johnson Grove (a short distance up a hill}.  Parking lot is on the right.

Tall Trees 

 

 Tall Trees Map

Tall Trees Trailhead Parking
Hiking area in Humboldt County, California *NOTE:  It is a good hike up and down.  Go with someone who has your pace.  
4 Hour commitment, stop in at a Parks Visitor Center to get padlock code.  It changes daily, so it has to be for that day.  
Kuchel Visitor Center, north of Orick and Freshwater Lagoon. Just off Hwy. 101.
Prairie Creek Visitor Center, coming from the south, take Newton Drury exit.  Stop at Visitor Center for padlock code.
Then take Bald Hills Road exit north of Orick on Hwy. 101.  Drive 12 miles, then turn right on gravel road.  Come to padlock gate.  Unlock padlock with code. (about 1 hr.)
Hike in for 1 hr and back out 1 hr.
AddressTall Trees Access Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519

 [Photo of Trinidad Head]     

Trinidad Head Trail, Trinidad, CA park at the beach area in Trinidad and hike the Trail to the top of Trinidad Head