Eureka and the North Coast


Local Attractions

Avenue of the Giants – Scenic Route 254
Two-lane, 31-mile scenic highway parallels U.S. 101 from Phillipsville in the south to Jordan Creek in the north–watch for turn-off signs. Enjoy a close look at the towering coastal redwoods.

Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
Just minutes from the Bayshore mall, Fort Humboldt State Park is an oasis tucked within Eureka’s city limits.  Pack a picnic lunch and prepare for a calm afternoon meandering through historic logging displays and short walking tour. more »

Humboldt Lagoons State Park
In this 1,036 acres of sandy marshland on the Pacific Flyway, more than 200 species of birds have been sighted among the wild flowers and tules. Fishing, boating, and camping.

Richardson Grove State Park
1,000 acre day-use park with picnic areas, swimming, fishing, nature trails, a visitor center, summer campfire programs, food concession, and camping.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park
51,222 acres, over 100 memorial and picnic groves, riding, hiking, nature trails, Eel River swimming, fishing, rafting and camping.

Rockefeller Forest
13,000 acres extending five miles west of Hwy. 101, joins Founder’s Grove and Bull Creek Flat in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. In Founder’s Grove, you’ll find the path to the Dyerville Giant redwood, formerly the world’s tallest tree. The March 1991 storms knocked down the tree.

Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
East of Hwy. 101 on Highway 36, 393 densely forested acres. Swim and fish in the Van Duzen River. Camping. Wheelchair accessible.

Van Duzen County Park
Twelve miles east of Highway 101 on the Van Duzen River; old-growth redwoods, two drive-in campgrounds, picnic sites and group camping. Swimmers Delight offers year-round facilities.

The Lost Coast Loop
This spectacular 100 mile driving tour roundtrip begins at the southwest end of Ferndale at the north end of Mattole Road. The narrow two-lane road winds up through forests and farmland to an elevation of 2,000 feet then winds down to sea level where it meets the ocean at Cape Mendocino. You’ll enjoy coast and beautiful bluffs for a number of miles, then wind your way back inland towards giant redwood groves at Rockefeller Forest in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park..

Samoa Dunes
A true multi-recreation area, the Samoa Dunes offers 300 acres of public land for hiking, surfing, fishing, off-roading, birdwatching, and picnicking. The area includes a staging area and 125 acres of “open” riding area for off-road vehicle enthusiasts.

Patricks Point State Park
This park is 24 miles north of Eureka, covering 632 acres and has a woodsy plateau 200 feet above the beach. Featuring hiking, nature trail, outdoor museum of natural and area history and a sea lion lookout. Agate and Jade hunting on the beach as well as fishing and tidepools.

Carson Mansion
Grand Victorian architecture built between 1884 and 1886 for pioneer lumberman William Carson, his wife and four children. Said to be the most photographed Victorian home in America. Drive-by touring only; not open to the public. Second and M Streets, Eureka

Fern Cottage
Built in 1866, Fern Cottage is a picturesque farm house named in the National Register of Historic Places. Tours available for 12 or more.
2121 Centerville Road P.O. Box 36, Ferndale 707 786-4835

Grandfather Tree
The Grandfather tree is world famous for its picturesque qualities. It stretches 245 feet tall with one of the largest tree trunks, 55 feet in circumference, on the Redwood Highway. Browse seven days a week in the redwood factory and gift shop. Watch chainsaw carving or enjoy picnicking under the redwoods in the garden area surrounding the tree.

Loleta Cheese Company
Family owned and operated. Visitors welcome Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. Large viewing windows and tasting room.

Victorian Village of Ferndale
Nestled between the two redwood forests in a thriving dairy community, you may discover Northern California’s best-kept secret, The Victorian Village of Ferndale.

Immortal Tree
Family owned and operated visitor attraction features a 950-year old ancient redwood that has survived fire and flood. Free picnic area and restrooms.

Drive Thru Tree
Famous Drive-thru tree and Drive-on log visitor attractions. Cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Redwood gift shop. Open all year.

Chimney Tree
See the unique living Chimney Tree. Walk thru Hobbitown U.S.A. and enjoy the coffee shop. (Open year round)

Bigfoot Rafting
Guided half day to three day trips on the Trinity and Klamath Rivers. Raft and inflatable kayak rentals. Shuttles. Families and first timers welcome. Willow Creek 1-800-722-2223