The following hikes are all located by mile marker signs (those little vertical white signs with numbers that you see all along the roadside). We begin at the southern end of the Avenue, near the freeway access at Phillipsville. The best easy trail right off the road is at Founders Grove.
M.2.27: Franklin Grove--A short, level trail leads to the grove and its pretty picnic area.
M.10.5: Bolling Grove--This is the first memorial grove aquired for Humboldt Redwoods State Park! Enjoy strolling by Elk Creek.
M.11.7: Hidden Springs Campground--There's a 1 3/4 mile trail from the campground west to Williams Grove, as well as a short trail to Hidden Springs beach on the Eel River.
M.13.5: Williams Grove--Approach the grove from the other direction and enjoy picnic tables and restrooms. In summer, cross the seasonal bridge to connect with the 2 3/8 mile Children's Forest Loop Trail.
M.14.73: Garden Club of America Grove--Follow the short road west to the parking area. Cross the summer bridge to connect with the spectacular Canoe Creek trail.
M.15.0: William Kent Grove--A short, easy loop trail on the west side.
M.16.5: Visitor Center Humboldt Redwoods State Park Interpretive & Visitor Center 17119 Avenue of the Giants, Weott 707-946-2263
Several trails depart from park headquarters and adjacent Burlington Campground. The Burlington Beach Trail (between campsites 24 & 25) follows Robinson Creek for 1/4 miles to the Eel River. Branching left off this trail is the Gould Grove Nature Trail, a 5/8-mile self-guided loop.
M.18.4: Marin Garden Club Grove--On the west side of the Avenue, a gravel trail leads to the grove and to a hike/bike campground.
M.19.6: California Federation of Women's Clubs Grove--A short trail to a picnic area. There's a seasonal summer bridge crossing to Lower Bull Creek Flats.
M.20.5: Founder's Grove Nature Trail--(Accessible) Follow the access road a short way to the parking lot (picnic tables, restrooms). The smooth and level nature trails leave from the parking lot, and in a 1/2 mile loop takes in the Founder's Tree, the fallen Dyerville Giant and many other wonders.
Whiskey Prairie - Directions: Drive to mile 6.2 of Mattole Road. Turn south onto the access road for Baxter Environmental Camp. Drive a few feet and park off the road before you reach a locked gate. The hike is on the Baxter Trail. Moderate.
Bull Creek Flats - Moderate Your trailhead is at Grasshopper Road, just 250 feet south of Mattole Road. Head east beneath redwoods to ten feet in diameter. The trail meanders the flood plain along Bull Creek; sections may be wet or muddy after rains.
M.20.8: This is where the Mattole Road branches off and accesses the vast interior of Humboldt Redwoods State Park, continuing on to the Lost Coast and eventually reaching Ferndale. While not actually on the Avenue of the Giants, we mention this route because of the incredible Rockefeller Forest, a short ways up the road and probably the most sublime redwood grove in the world. Addie Johnson's Grave.
M.22.12: Five Allens' Trail--Starting on the west side of the Avenue, this 2 1/4 mile round trip trail tunnels under the freeway and climbs steeply into the hills. Come in September to pick huckleberries.
M.43.6: Percy French Loop Trail--A 1/2 mile trail leading to memorial redwood groves and the Girdled Tree.
M.43.8: Drury Chaney Groves Loop Trail - Drive to mile 28.8 heading North on Avenue of the Giants, or 2.7 South of Pepperwood. The trailhead is on the western side of the road. It is a 2 1/4 mile round trip trail through old-growth redwoods.
Follow this link to HRST's suggested hikes: http://humboldtredwoods.org/hiking
For Disability Accessible Trails
Hikes & Trails in Northern Humboldt - Redwoods National & State parks, Patrick's Point and more.
Coastal Trails & Hikes - includes the Lost Coast
Directions: The 33-mile Avenue of the Giants is a scenic alternative to Hwy 101 in Southern Humboldt County. The Avenue begins just north of Garberville, and continues to within a few miles of Scotia (just 35 minutes south of Eureka).
Humboldt Redwood State Park
17119 Avenue of the Giants
H.R.S.P. Visitor Center
Weott, CA 95573
- Dogs are prohibited on trails in State Parks, however, they are allowed on a leash within developed areas, park roads & campgrounds.
- Go to Dog Guidelines link for suggested hikes with your pet.