AAA Editor Notes
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, along the Redwood Hwy. (US 101) between Miranda and Redcrest, covers more than 53,000 acres, including some 17,000 acres of old-growth coast redwoods. Created in 1921 to protect these magnificent trees, the park is part of a diverse coast redwood ecosystem that includes the Rockefeller Forest, the largest remaining old-growth redwood forest in the world, and the Bull Creek watershed.
Within the park are more than 250 campsites and 100 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Among the many breathtaking specimens in the park's memorial redwood groves is the famous Dyerville Giant Tree, a 362-foot redwood considered to be the world's tallest tree until it was felled by another tree in 1991. Popular day use areas are Dyerville Overlook, which offers expansive views of the south fork of the Eel River, and Williams Grove.
The Humboldt Redwoods Visitor Center, on SR 254 (Avenue of the Giants) between Weott and Myers Flat, has a theater, educational and wildlife displays and a brochure outlining the Avenue of the Giants driving tour route. Naturalist-led interpretive activities during the summer months include nature walks and Junior Ranger programs.
Note: Except for service animals, dogs are restricted from trails.
Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.