Travel Itineraries

Redwood Forest Retreat

Humboldt County


Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Set aside in the early 1920’s by the forethought of the people of California and the generosity of the Save-the-Redwoods League, Prairie Creek is a sanctuary of old growth coast redwood. Prairie Creek offers hiking, nature study, wildlife viewing, beach combing, picnicking, a visitor center with exhibits and a nature store.

Location/ Directions
50 miles north of Eureka and 25 miles south of Crescent City on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway off of Highway 101. Latitude/Longitude: 41.4072 / -124.0192



Located along the 32 mile long scenic Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Redwoods State ParkRockefeller Forest, the largest remaining contiguous old-growth coast redwood forest in the world. The trees here are thousands of years old and have never been logged. This forest is as pristine now as it was 100 years ago. encompasses 52,000 acres, including over 17,000 acres of ancient old-growth coast redwood forest. The park includes the

Location/ Directions

Park headquarters and the Visitor Center are located on the Avenue of the Giants, State Route 254, between the towns of Weott and Myers Flat.  This is 45 miles south of Eureka and 20 miles north of Garberville off of Highway 101.  Weott is 228 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 101. The 32 mile long Avenue of the Giants runs roughly parallel to Highway 101 from Phillipsville in the south to Pepperwood in the north.


Mendocino County


Montgomery Woods, Comptche, CA

Montgomery Woods State Reserve, in the heart of the Coast Range, has redwoods, where visitors can walk along one of the park’s many trails. It is an excellent example of both a magnificent coastal redwood grove and a beautiful fern forest.
Located about 15 miles east of the town of Comptche, or it can also be reached by traveling 13 miles west from Ukiah past Orr's Mineral Hot Springs resort.

Day Use Only


Mendocino National Forest

The Mendocino National Forest straddles the eastern spur of the Coastal Mountain Range in northwestern California, just a three hour drive north of San Francisco and Sacramento. Some 65 miles long and 35 miles across, the Forest's 913,306 federally owned acres of mountains and canyons offer a variety of recreational opportunities - camping, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, hunting, nature study, photography, and off-highway vehicle travel. 

825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
(530) 934-3316


Sonoma County


Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve

This 805-acre park features a magnificent grove of ancient redwoods, a large outdoor amphitheater, self-guided nature trails and a variety of picnic facilities. During the 1880's, this area was set aside as a”natural park and botanical garden" by Colonel James Armstrong, an early-day lumber man who recognized the beauty and natural value of the forests he harvested. Today, the ancient redwood forest within the park is the largest remaining old-growth redwood forest in Sonoma Country. It is a living reminder of the magnificent primeval redwood forest that covered much of this area before logging operations began during the 19th century.

17000 Armstrong Woods Road

Guerneville, CA



Burke’s Canoe Trips and Kayaks

Experience the Redwood forest from a unique vantage point, from the scenic Russian River.  Located in the heart of the Redwoods, Burke’s Canoe Trips offers a ten mile self-guided canoe trip on the RussianRiver between Forestville and Guerneville. Picnic, swim, sunbath at beaches along this magnificent stretch of the river. View wildlife such as: otter, Great Blue Heron, osprey, turtles, and more. Riverside camping & kayaks are also available.  Return shuttle service is included.  Open 7 days a week from Memorial weekend through mid October.
8600 River Road

Forestville, CA
(707) 887-1222

525 S. Main Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Main: 866-GOMENDO Fax: 707-462-7598
Email: [email protected]

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