Introduction to
Humboldt Redwoods
State Park


Located along the 32 mile long scenic Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Redwoods State Park encompasses 52,000 acres, including over 17,000 acres of ancient old-growth coast redwood forest. The park includes the Rockefeller Forest, the largest remaining contiguous old-growth coast redwood forest in the world. The trees here are thousands of years old and have never been logged. This forest is as pristine now as it was 100 years ago.

The south fork of the Eel River flows through the park and provides opportunities for fishing, canoeing and swimming. Summertime activities include over 100 miles of trails and gated patrol roads for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. There are short loop trails and longer backcountry trails. At the Founders Grove, you may take a self-guided one-half mile walk. There is also an Auto Tour which you may begin at either the north or the south end of the Avenue of the Giants.

During the summer, interpretive activities are offered daily. There are evening campfire programs, Junior Ranger programs for children ages 7 to 12 years, and nature walks led by park naturalists. Stop by the Visitor Center and take a look at our natural history displays. Ask to see the 15-minute slide show which provides an overview of the park. The Visitor Center sells books, maps and other mementos related to redwoods.

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Revised: 25 August 1997
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