P.O. Box 100, Weott CA 95571
Located 45 miles south of Eureka and 20 miles
north of Garberville on Highway 101. A majority
of the park is accessed along Avenue of the Giants.
Located in southern Humboldt County. From the north,
drive 45 miles south of Eureka and take any exit onto the Avenue of the
Giants. (Exits are: Pepperwood, Redcrest/Holmes, Redcrest, South Fork,
Weott, Myers Flat, Miranda, Phillipsville.) From the south, drive 20
miles north and take any exit onto the Avenue of the Giants.
Open all year. Day use-sunrise to sunset.
Summer 80-90 degrees. Winter 40-50 degrees. Dress for rain from
November to May. May receive more than 65 inches of rain annually.
miles of hiking, horse, nature and bicycle trails. Visitor center with
exhibits and bookstore, auto tour, picnic areas, Avenue of the Giants,
fishing, canoeing and swimming in the Eel River. Developed,
environmental, and primitive campgrounds, group camp, group horse camp,
hike and bike camp. Developed campgrounds have hot showers
(coin-operated) and fully accessible restrooms.
for family, environmental, group horse camp, and group car camps during
summer season. Not available during rest of year. Trail, and Hike and
Bike camps are first come-first serve all year.
Overview of the park
Sinkyone Indians, who lived in this region for thousands of years, had
relatively little impact on the redwood forest. They were hunters and
gatherers for whom salmon and tanoak acorns were staples. Redwood
planks were used for housing. Redwood root fibers were used for basket
making. Redwood logs were used to make canoes. As elsewhere in
California, the Gold Rush changed their way of life forever.
in 1850, many non-native people began to pass through and settle in the
area. They established homesteads, built railroads, and developed
large-scale logging operations to harvest the trees.
1917, the organizers of the Save-the-Redwoods League visited the area
and saw that the magnificent redwood forests of this area would be lost
within a few years unless something was done to save them. Their
concern and foresight led to the creation of the League in 1918.
Through their efforts, the first acres were purchased, legislation was
established that led to the development of a statewide system of parks,
and the first state park bond act provided $6 million in matching funds
for the acquisition of additional redwood forest lands.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park includes more than 52,000 acres offering
magnificent groves of old growth coast redwoods. The park offers: more
than 100 miles of hiking trails; fishing canoeing and swimming in the
Eel River; family, group, horse, bicycle and backpack camps; a visitor
center with exhibits and bookstore; scenic drives; and seasonal
interpretive programs such as campfires, nature walks, and Junior
are three campgrounds offering 250 campsites that can accommodate tents
and up to 24 foot trailers and 33 foot motor homes. Burlington
Campground is open year-round and is also reservable year-round. Albee
Creek and Hidden Springs Campgrounds are open mid-May through
mid-September. There are no hookups in any of the campgrounds.
Reservations can be made by calling Reserve America at (800) 444-7275.
Horse Trail Mileages:
|Baxter Trail (from Mattole Road)||2.4 miles|
|Bull Creek Trail Camp to Perimeter Multi-Use Trail||2.3 miles|
|Fox Camp Multi-Use Trail (top of Pole Line to Mattole Road)||6.7 miles|
|Grasshopper Multi-Use Trail to Grasshopper Trail Camp||6.6 miles|
|Grasshopper Multi-Use Trail to Fire Lookout||6.7 miles|
|Grasshopper Peak to Mattole Road||11.9 miles|
|Homestead Trail||3.5 miles|
|Indian Orchard Trail||3.1 miles|
|Kemp Multi-Use Trail to Bull Creek Trail Camp||3.8 miles|
|Look Prairie Multi-Use Trail||3.5 miles|
|On Peavine Ridge Multi-Use Trail: Pole Line to Thornton||4.3 miles|
|On Peavine Ridge Multi-Use Trail: Thornton to Look Prairie||3.7 miles|
|Pole Line Road||2.3 miles|
|South Prairie Trail||3.2 miles|
|Squaw Creek Ridge Multi-Use Trail||7.6 miles|
|Tan Bark Multi-Use Trail||3.04 miles|
|Thornton Trail||5.2 miles|
GPS Points for Selected Park Locations
(Some to be added at a future date)
Coordinates (Using datum WGS 84)
Lat/Lon hddd˚ mm' ss.s"
|Albee Creek Campground (entrance)||N40˚ 21' 09.1" W124˚ 00' 26.8"|
|Avenue of the Giants (north entrance)|| |
|Avenue of the Giants (south entrance)|| |
|Baxter Environmental Camp (entrance gate)|| |
|Burlington Campground (entrance)|| |
|Bull Creek Trail Camp (Lower Gould Barn)||N40˚ 17' 18.8" W124˚ 00' 36.2"|
|Cuneo Creek Horse Campground (entrance)|| |
|Drury-Chaney Trail (trailhead)|| |
|Dry Creek Horse Trail (trailhead)|| |
|Dyerville Giant|| |
|Flatiron Tree|| |
N40˚ 21' 10.7" W123˚ 55' 26.3"
|Founders' Tree|| |
|Giant Tree || |
|Grasshopper Fire Road (entrance gate) Note: Not a parking area||N40˚ 20' 57.1" W124˚ 00' 29.4"|
|Grasshopper Peak Fire Lookout||N40˚ 18' 23.5" W123˚ 58' 40.1"|
|Grasshopper Trail Camp|| |
|Grasshopper Trail intersection with River Trail|| |
|Grieg-French-Bell Loop Trail (trailhead)|| |
|Hamilton Barn Environmental Camp (entrance gate)|| |
|Hanson Ridge Trail Camp (trail intersection with Hanson Ridge M.U.T.)*||N40˚ 18' 46.8" W124˚ 00' 49.9"|
|Hanson Ridge M.U.T. intersection with Squaw Creek M.U.T.*||N40˚ 18' 26.1" W124˚ 00' 23.7"|
|Hidden Springs Campground (entrance)|| |
|Intersection of Baxter Trail with Squaw Creek Ridge M.U.T.*||N40˚ 20' 25.8" W124˚ 00' 48.3"|
|Johnson Prairie Trail|| |
|Johnson Trail Camp|| |
|Kemp Road intersection with Mattole Road||N40˚ 17' 09.3" W124˚ 03' 14.2"|
|Leatherwood Bar River Access|| |
|Lower Bull Creek Flats Loop Trail (trailhead)||N40˚ 20' 30.7" W123˚ 56' 28.3"|
|Mattole Road turnoff from Avenue of the Giants||N40˚ 21' 18.8" W123˚ 55' 28.1"|
|Newton Road (Weott intersection with Avenue of the Giants)|| |
|Park Headquarters (entrance)||N40˚ 18' 28.0" W123˚ 54' 25.9"|
|South Prairie Trail entrance from Grieg M.U.T. (eastern entrance)||N40˚ 16' 40.1" W123˚ 58' 27.0"|
|Tall Tree|| |
|Visitor Center (entrance)|| |
|Whiskey Flat Trail Camp||N40˚ 19' 03.2" W124˚ 00' 44.7"|
|*M.U.T. - Multi-Use Trail (AKA fire road)|
Note: This is not a complete list of all park features. More coordinates will be added in the future
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