Hikes in Humboldt County
Humboldt County is located on the North Coast of California and is the finest place to see redwood forests. The county has more old growth coastal redwood forests than anywhere else. Humboldt County is about 200 miles north of San Francisco and just one county away from the Oregon border (Del Norte County). The sparsely populated tree-covered county is the best destination for trails through redwood groves. Humboldt County’s finest forests are preserved by a chain of parks called Redwood National and State Parks, which present visitors with numerous hiking and camping options.
Humboldt County Hiking
This collection of trails in Humboldt County lists hikes from north to south, but the table may also be sorted alphabetically or by distance to help you pick your next hike. Each trail links to its own report complete with photos, GPS maps, directions, and all the other information needed to locate and enjoy these hikes. An interactive map showing the location of each trail is also provided.
|150||Fern Canyon Trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park|
This loop or out and back hike explores a lush canyon with walls of ferns.
|185||Drury-Chaney Loop Trail in Humboldt Redwoods State Park|
This lollipop loop provides an easy and enchanting hike through redwood trees at the park's north end.
|190||Grieg-French-Bell Trail in Humboldt Redwoods State Park|
This short loop explores redwood groves dedicated to Grieg, French, and Bell, crossing ground covered in redwood sorrel to visit the Girdled Tree, which had its bark stripped away and sent to San Francisco.
|200||Founders Grove Nature Trail in Humboldt Redwoods State Park|
This short loop wanders through an ancient grove honoring the founders of the Save-the-Redwoods League.
|250||Gould Grove Trail in Humboldt Redwoods State Park|
This loop explores a forest of ancient redwoods adjacent to the park visitor center.
|300||Woodland Trail in Richardson Grove Redwoods State Park|
This hike explores patches of redwoods surrounded by a shaded oak forest.
|1 - 1.25 miles|
50 - 325 feet
|350||Durphy Creek Trail - Tan Oak Springs Trail Loop in Richardson Grove Redwoods State Park|
This loop climbs a forest ridge before descending to Lookout Point, where you can enjoy an unimpressive view to the south.