Explore the Outdoors

Hiking and Walking Links



This site is a guide to hiking California's old-growth coastal redwoods. It contains descriptions, photos, and maps of almost every trail that has a significant amount of old-growth redwoods and is open to the public. Some notable nearby trails without old growth are also covered.

Your Public Lands

Redwood National Park


The official web site of the National Parks Service. It contains information on camping, hiking, seasonal closures, Roosevelt Elk viewing as well as safety information. This is a great resourse for anyone planning to visit Redwood National Park.

Bureau of Land Management, Arcata Field Office


Not your avrage BLM office. This office's focus is recreation not resource extraction.  They are responsiable for the King Range National Conservation Area, better known as the Lost Coast as well as Headwaters Reserve, a battle ground in the fight to save the oldgrowth redwoods. They also cover four wilderness areas and miles of untamed coast. A great place to find the wilder corners of the area.

Six Rivers National Forest


 The Smith, Kalamath, Trinity, Mad, Van Duzen and Eel rivers flow through this long narrow National Forest. This is a decidedly government web site but if you are willing to spend a little time you can uncover a wealth of information. This site has information on hiking, camping, off highway vehical use, whitewater paddling, bicycle riding, horse back riding and many other activites.

Shasta-Trinity National Forest


This huge National Forest running from Mount Shasta in the East to the Trinity Alps Wilderness in the West and streaching from the Oregon Border on the north down to Mendocino County in the South. Their website has information on mushroom hunting, camping, water sports, back country scenic drives, picnicing, and winter activites along with almost anything else you may want to know about the National Forest.