Today Humboldt Redwoods spans 53,000 acres, an area almost twice the size of San Francisco. About one third, or 17,000 acres, of the park is old-growth redwood forest. That’s the largest expanse of ancient redwoods left on the planet.
This park offers one of the best places to see redwoods by car in the entire North Coast region: the 32-mile-long Avenue of the Giants. Good stops along the way include Founder’s Grove, with its fallen 362-foot Dyerville Giant, and the California Federation of Women’s Clubs Hearthstone, created by famed architect Julia Morgan. The South Fork of the Eel River provides excellent opportunities for fishing, boating, picnicking, and swimming. Over 100 miles of trails await hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians, who (along with other visitors) can spend the night in one of more than 250 campsites.
Auto Tour—Visitors can drive along 32 miles of the Avenue of the Giants to see park highlights in eight stops.
Hiking—The park has more than 100 miles of trails, rated from easy to strenuous.
Camping—The park has three family campgrounds (seasonal Albee Creek and Hidden Springs, and year-round Burlington). Camp only in designated campsites. Register at a campground kiosk prior to selecting or occupying any campsite.
Environmental Sites—Five seasonal environmental campsites have tables, fire rings, chemical toilets, and bear-resistant storage. Water is untreated. After registering at the nearest campground kiosk, campers will receive access information.
Trail Camps—Open fires are not allowed in these primitive sites; water is untreated.
Bicycling—Paved roads and multi-use trails are suitable for bicycles. Observe all posted trail signs and wear helmets.
Horseback Riding—Equestrians may ride on hiking/equestrian or multi-use trails. Watering troughs are located along the trails.
Swimming—Thirty miles of the South Fork and the main stem of the Eel River run through the park. Swimming and wading are allowed in several creeks.
Boating—Winter, spring, and early summer are best for boating on the river. After heavy rains, the river may not be safe for boatng.
Fishing—Catch-and-release fishing for salmon and steelhead is allowed on the South Fork and main stem of the Eel River during fall and winter. Fishing is not allowed elsewhere in the park. Anglers age 16 or older must carry a valid California fishing license.
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