Bicycling through Humboldt County is a great way to see parts of the area you would not normally see from a car. Use this guide to take you through bicycle trails you'll want to take again and again.
NORTH HUMBOLDT COUNTY Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Ossagon Trail Ancient redwoods, Sitka spruce and ocean views are all a part of this ride. Begin at the Elk Prairie Visitor Center for this 19 mile loop through the redwoods and Sitka spruce out to the coast and back. MAP with directions Also refer to Prairie Creek Bike Trails .pdf right side-bar
Hammond Trail, McKinleyville Perfect for bikers, walkers and equestrians, the Hammond Trail runs along the west side of Arcata to McKinleyville, taking in a variety of habitats and environments, with views, at times, overlooking the ocean. It is paved for most of its length and mostly level except for one tall hill just north of the bridge. Several access points. MAP
Arcata Community Forest The 790-acre Arcata Community Forest is crisscrossed by bike trails that follow old fire roads and logging skid roads. Very hilly and steep in places, the forest serves up a variety of challenging mountain bike rides for all skill levels. Map in side-bar
SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY Humboldt Redwoods State Park Mountain bikers -- If you're looking for a real challenge Humboldt Redwoods has plenty! All trails are designated as Multi Use Trails (M.U.T.) and all roads are open to mountain bikes, making for well over 75 miles of riding. Creative mountain bikers can pack their camping gear and stay at any of the five trail camps in the park. (no bikes on hiking trails) MAP
M.U.T. Trails: Williford -- Myers Flat, Trails off of Mattole Rd; Look Prairie Trail, Pole Line Rd, Fox Camp Trail, Kemp Trail, Perimeter Rd.
Road bikes -- The Avenue of the Giants and the Mattole Road offer level riding over paved surfaces and wind through the magnificent forest. These roads are heavily traveled by vehicles in the busy summer months and in many places. In the Rockefeller Forest, there is little or no road shoulder.
KING RANGE - LOST COAST The BLM has been working with mountain biking advocates and clubs in constructing an environmentally sustainable and challenging mountain bike trail system in the Paradise Ridge area of the King Range National Conservation Area, north of Shelter Cove Road.It includes 23 miles of trails encompassing varying levels of difficulty and diverse scenic vistas, terrain features and riding experiences. The Paradise Royale Mountain Bike Trail
EVENT: The Tour of the Unknown Coast - May One of the most widely known and greatest bicycle events the North Coast has to offer. This 100 mile course bicycle race, with varying degrees of difficulty, is held in the remote area known as the Lost Coast, west of the Avenue of the Giants.