Humboldt Bay is a large, natural area with beautiful scenic views and plentiful wildlife. Travelers can enjoy hiking, bird watching, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing at the shores or in the Bay.
Humboldt County is popular for its beautiful redwoods, diverse culture, and plentiful micro brews. One of the most popular approaches to the area is the Redwood Coast, where travelers can drive for five or six hours from San Francisco to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sonoma, Mendocino, and Humboldt Counties. The Redwood National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects several groves of magnificent redwoods. These trees can live for 2000 years and grow to almost 400 feet tall and 22 feet wide. In 1994, the California Department of Parks and Recreation agreed to help manage the larger four-park area.
A 24-mile section of the Lost Coast Trail skirting the Port of Humboldt Bay offers a rugged hike along the wilderness beach. It’s one of few wilderness hiking experiences left in the continental U.S.