Humboldt is a four hour drive north from San Francisco along scenic Hwy 101. Find yourself surrounded by towering, ancient redwood groves, pristine coastline, and historic towns with their unique charm.
Day 1: Tour the Avenue of the Giants and Drive Through a Redwood Tree.
Shrine Drive-Thru Tree - in Myers Flat (take the Myers Flat Exit on Hwy 101), will let you have the unique opportunity to drive your car through a redwood tree.
Visitor Center in Weott. - The visitor center is staffed year round with knowledgeable volunteers who can answer your questions and give you great hiking suggestions.
Day 2: Redwood Coast Heritage, History and Culture
Humboldt County's towns and cities have retained much of their history.
Victorian Village of Ferndale - Virtually unchanged since the 1800s, Ferndale, Calif. (pop. 1,387) is a living history museum of Victoriana and other architectural treasures.
Eureka Visitor's Center located inside Clarke Historical Museum - Explore the rich history of Humboldt County, which includes vibrant Native American cultures, gold rush settlements, the lumber industry, prosperous ranching, farming and livelihoods wrung from the sea.
Madaket, the last survivor of seven original ferries that transported mill workers and families around Humboldt Bay, listen as the captain tells tales old and new. This not-to-be missed 75 minute narrated cruise runs mid May thru September.
Fern Canyon (an approx. 25 min. drive) at the very end of Davison Rd., just north of Orick, south of the park entrance, and take a magical walk through a narrow canyon where the walls are completely covered with ferns and mosses.