Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Weott

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Humboldt Redwoods State Park is a state park of California, United States, containing Rockefeller Forest, the world's largest remaining contiguous old-growth forest of coast redwoods. It is located 30mi south of Eureka, California, near Weott in southern Humboldt County, within Northern California, named after the great nineteenth-century scientist, Alexander von Humboldt. The park was established by the Save-the-Redwoods League in 1921 largely from lands purchased from the Pacific Lumber Company. Beginning with the dedication of the Raynal Bolling Memorial Grove, it has grown to become the third-largest park in the California State Park system, now containing 51651acre through acquisitions and gifts to the state.It is part of the Northern California coastal forests ecoregion and has 23600acre of old-growth forests. 17000acre are old-growth redwoods, comprising the entire Bull Creek watershed and the Rockefeller Forest.Nearby U.S. Route 101, which generally follows the Eel River and its South Fork in this part of the North Coast, offers easy access to the park and nearby towns with connections to the scenic highway, Avenue of the Giants, also mostly located within or near park boundaries.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Our night here amongst the Redwoods was one of our favourites from our entire trip. Starting with a warm reception and helpfulness from Ranger on entry, we were without reservations and the system was...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    If you are traveling on Route 101, make sure you turn off onto the Avenue of Giants to head through the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. You can pick up an Auto Tour from the boxes at the start. These ar...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    One of our most memorable moment of our road trip from San Francisco to the Redwoods Forest area on US Route 101 ,300 miles North was our drive through part of the 30 mile highway on California State ...  more »
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  • August 31, 2017
    Went temp camping here for 2 nights and had a blast. We stayed in the Hidden Springs campground and while there is a lot of steep terrain, were able to find 2 spots together for 2 large families. Before reserving, I called the ranger station there after hours expecting to leave a message, but got a ranger! He was very helpful and knowledgeable about the sites and helped us pick out suitable sites. It was peaceful with dense forest, a river very nearby, and clean restrooms (with showers)! Would definitely visit again.
  • August 19, 2017
    Unreal. This place is beyond words. Amazing, beautiful, awesome, etc. There are fantastic hikes for everyone from young kids and elderly folks, to the more experienced hiker. I'm a more experienced hiker and I enjoyed every path we hiked in Humboldt. The easy hikes are vast enough to make you feel isolated and small. The air smells amazing and the scenery is indescribable. We met hikers from all over the world! Hiking and trails are free, so this is a destination that anyone can enjoy. Many of the trails are even doable for those with disabilities. Go here. Spend several days. You won't regret it. You will never want to leave.
  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful spot along 101 on the North Coast. The redwood trees here are best experienced after rain or in fog when the forest feels the most alive. There are a number of places to stop and hike from the road, and each provides a great look at the forest. As a note, I've only ever gone on day hikes here, though, so I can't speak for the camping experience.
  • September 2, 2017
    Ever wondered how it is to drive through miles and miles of trees that cover the sky with the sun peeking through?? Ave of the Giants aka Humboldt Redwoods state park is the one for you. So you can either start from the south or north! Depending on what way you would like to continue! I started from the north side and made my way down south! Now a few things! When you start, you probably don't where to go but conveniently they have placed maps at the beginning of each location! So matter north or south, you will have a chance to get a map! They are in a small box so no, there won't be any neon signs showing MAPS. After that there will be a couple landmarks you can visit. Everything is free with the exception of the drive thru tree. This is a tree that you can drive through after paying 5 or 10 bucks. Now keep in mind the reason they charge is that this little nifty thing is privately owned. For those of you interested it will be south end of ave of the giants. Now the place where I would recommend to go to is the big tree. It's this extremely massive tree with the biggest circumference in California! Enjoy this tree and make sure to visit it and the trails around it as there are beautiful trees that have fallen over with massive roots! Take your time when you drive and if there are people behind you , just pull over and let them pass so you can enjoy the drive!
  • July 23, 2017
    This place is larger than life. Just can't believe how big the Redwoods are. This is a place you want to come back over and over and over because you just can't take it all in the first time. Camping under the Redwoods is the best time my family has had on a road trip. We will be back to spend more time hiking and swimming in the creeks/rivers.

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