Humboldt County Trails

With hundreds of miles of incredible hiking and biking trails through towering redwoods and along the Pacific Ocean, Humboldt County Trails will take you through some of the most beautiful areas on the West Coast.

Check out our list of trails below. They are listed alphabetically by city and by approximate miles of the trail. Click on each for additional information directions, photos and more.

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Ferndale - (1 mile; O&B) - Fleener Creek Trail

Centerville Road
Ferndale, California 95536
Southern Humboldt

The Fleener Creek Trail takes you from the bluff to the beach in an easy downhilll half-mile walk.  The beach offers plenty of space to play, enjoy a picnic or just relax.  From the...

Ferndale - (2 miles; O&B) - Guthrie Creek Trail

Centerville Road
Ferndale, California 95536
Southern Humboldt

The Guthrie Creek Trail is a 2 mile round-trip walk on a well maintained trail that takes you from a bluff down to the beach with some amazing views along the way.   Often times you'll...

Klamath - (8 Miles, O&B) - Yurok Loop to Klamath Overlook via Coastal Trail

Highway 101
Klamath, California 95548
Del Norte

Gorgeous coastal hike that offers beautiful views, gorgeous beaches, fresh air and much more.  If you start at the Lagoon Pond parking lot and hike to the Klamath Overlook, you take on the...

McKinleyville - (5.5 miles; one-way) - Hammond Coastal Trail

Mad River Road (S) / Clam Beach (N)
Arcata/McKinleyville, California 95519
Northern Humboldt

This beautiful walking/running/biking trail runs from Arcata to McKinleyville or the other way around for a distance of 5.5 miles each way.  The south trailhead is at a bridge along Mad...

Orick (1.4 Miles; Loop) - Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail

Bald Hills Road
Orick, California 95555
Northern Humboldt

Nice, easy trail right of Highway 101 that takes visitors through gorgeous views of redwoods, above the noise of the highway.  This short trail, one of the most popular in Redwood National...

Orick - (5.8 Miles; Loop) - Prairie Creek Trail to West Side Trail

Newton B. Drury Scenic Highway
Orick, California 95555
Humboldt County
Website
Phone: 707-488-2039

I was disappointed in the hike for about the half-mile after leaving the visitor center area as it was really crowded.  Really crowded.  After about a half-mile, the crowds were left...

Orick - (7 Miles; Loop) Friendship Trail to Coastal Trail

Davidson Road
Orick, California 95555
Northern Humboldt

If you're looking for a great trail where the redwoods meet the coast, this is the one for you.  It's beautiful!  Starting from Fern Canyon, you pick up the Friendship Trail heading...

Orick - (9.8 miles; round-trip) - James Irvine Trail

127011 Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway
Orick, California 95555
Northern Humboldt
Phone: 707-488-2039

When bragging to people about how Humboldt has trails where the redwoods literally meet the beach, there are few better examples of this than the James Irvine Trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods...

Petrolia (6 miles; round-trip) - Punta Gorda Lighthouse

King Range National Convervation Area
Petrolia, California 95558
Southwest Humboldt

This 6 mile round-trip hike is absolutely incredible and will give hikers a good idea of why this area is referred to as the Lost Coast.  Starting at the trailhead at the Punta Gorda...

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