Outdoor Attractions

Named Lonely Planet's Top US destination for 2018,

Humboldt County is not only home to gorgeous groves of ancient Redwood Forests and stunning natural beauty, but also has a vibrant cultural and festival scene - see below for a few ideas or visit our Special Events page.

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Cannabis Farm Tours

In addition to the Ocean, Mountains, and beautiful Redwood Forests, Humboldt County is also known for its fine Cannabis cultivation.

If you are interested in learning more, or just experiencing something new, Humboldt Cannabis Tours can help.

Visit their website here for more information

(Registered guests of Sherwood Forest Motel receive a discounted tour, so be sure to ask for our Promotional Code!)

Avenue of the Giants

Included in the book, "1,000 Places To See Before You Die," the Avenue of the Giants is just nine-miles north of Garberville, and stretches over 30 miles, winding through majestic Redwood Forests - a must see!

For a map and more information, please visit http://avenueofthegiants.net/view-map/

Lost Coast Adventure Tours

Owner Blu Graham knows all the hidden gems and backroads of this Northern California treasure. Whether you want a guided day tour or a safe, scenic lift to the trailhead, Lost Coast Adventure Tours will make it unforgettably awesome.

(707) 986-9895

View their website here

Since 1987, Sanctuary Forest has met the challenges involved in protecting and conserving over 10,000 acres of forests and streams. Sanctuary Forest is a community-based land trust, actively working with landowners to protect, conserve, and restore land in the Mattole River watershed. Sanctuary Forest holds conservation easements on private lands and also offers many programs and services to assist landowners and our community in stewarding and protecting our natural resources for future generations.

Visit their website here for a schedule of hikes and events!

King Range National Conservation Area

The King Range National Conservation Area (NCA) is a spectacular meeting of land and sea as mountains thrust straight out of the surf with King Peak (4,088 feet) only 3-miles from the ocean. The King Range NCA encompasses 68,000 acres along 35 miles of California’s north coast. The landscape was too rugged for highway building, giving the remote region the title of California’s Lost Coast. It is the Nation's first NCA, designated in 1970.

The King Range NCA’s Douglas fir-covered peaks attract hikers and hunters, while the coast beckons to surfers and anglers. World-class mountain bike trails, and 42,585 acres of coastal wilderness are two of the highlights of this incredibly unique area.

Visit their website here

If you're still looking for things to do, see below for even more ideas - but don't forget to make your Online Reservation now!

Richardson Grove

Established in 1922, Richardson Grove State Park was one of California’s first redwood parks. It began with 120 acres—only 1/4 the size of Muir Woods National Monument today. With the help of Save the Redwoods

League and other generous donors, the park has grown to 1,800 acres.


Visit their website here

Or view the Adventure Quest here

Redwood Regional Audubon Society

Join us at the Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville for a monthly birdwalk. All ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate on this easy 2-to 3-hour walk led by David Fix. Binoculars are not provided (but often shared). Water and a hat with a brim are recommended. No dogs, please.

For more information about this Southern Humboldt experience, call (707) 923-7227. Or, if you're heading north toward Eureka/Arcata, visit Humboldt Bay

Benbow Lake

Just two-miles south of Garberville on Highway 101.

Follow the road behind Benbow Inn to see the beautiful scenic view from the Historic Stone Bridge.

Visit the beautiful Benbow Lake State Recreation Area website here

If you're driving along the Avenue...

Be sure to stop at local businesses along the way! From sights to see, gift shops, places to eat, or just a friendly conversation - you'll find something to make your experience memorable!

Mateel Community Center

The cultural heart of Humboldt County for over 30 years, the Mateel regularly hosts the area's most popular annual festivals, art fairs, concerts, and theater events.


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Visit the Grandfather Tree in Piercy


12 miles south of Garberville on Highway 101, bordering Richardson Grove State Park.


Confusion Hill

Home of mystery, fun and family entertainment in the beautiful Northern California Redwoods. We are home to the World Famous Gravity House, the Redwood Shoe House, the Ripley's Believe It or Not "World's Tallest Free Standing Redwood Chainsaw Carving," and the unique miniature Mountain Train Ride.

Gift Shop and Gravity House Hours:

Winter Hours: Sept 18th-April 9am-5pm Summer Hours: May-September 17th 9am-6pm

Visit their website here

Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree

Drive through a 2,000 year old Redwood Tree - that is still growing! Visit our gift shop for unique gifts - hike, picnic or just sit on a bench to daydream. Drive-Thru Tree Park offers simple pleasures for the traveler. The park is open seven days a week (closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day), for current operating hours please visit our Facebook page.

67402 Drive Thru Tree Road

Leggett, CA 95585

Phone: 707-925-6464

E-mail: information@drivethrutree.com

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Visit Victorian Village in Historic Ferndale

Forbes named Ferndale one of AMERICA’S PRETTIEST TOWNS!

“From its well-preserved Victorian-era main street, to its five-minute drive from California’s magnificent, undeveloped Lost Coast, Ferndale is a surprising trip back in time, with just enough modern quirkiness to make it unique.”

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