All of Humboldt County's redwoods are pretty spectacular, but some stand out more than others. Giant Tree stands 354 ft. tall but has an equally impressive girth and crown, and is a colossal beauty. Corkscrew Tree has four intertwined trunks. The Dyerville Giant lies prone on the ground with its roots spread out like dreadlocks. And rare Albino Redwoods are actually white.
Legendary Bigfoot is said to roam the forests around Willow Creek. It was here that the 1967 footage, said to be Bigfoot was filmed, and there are still regular sightings of the hairy creature reported. You can visit the Bigfoot Museum to peruse pictures, reports and casts made from supposed footprints, or go off in search of the man-beast yourself!
So dramatic is this narrow 80-ft. deep canyon in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park that it featured as a backdrop for the movie Lost World: Jurassic Park II. The towering walls of the canyon are draped with all manner of ferns, moss and foliage, making for a verdant wonderland and a truly stunning sight. You can hike the trail alongside the stream that snakes along the canyon floor.
There's the chance to get up close and personal with all manner of wildlife on Humboldt County holidays. The ocean is alive with seals, sea lions, porpoises and migrating whales. Bald eagles, ospreys, peregrine falcons and countless migratory birds soar overhead. Plus there's black bears, river otters, coyotes and even wandering elk.
It doesn't have to be all about the Great Outdoors in Humboldt County. There are some great museums you can visit too. Check out the Clarke Museum in Eureka or the Hoopa Tribal Museum to find out about the area's Native American heritage; or Fort Humboldt Historical Park for local military and pioneer history.