In Volume 1, Kenneth Burton describes 55 hikes, ranging from 5-15 miles in length, throughout Humboldt County. It is the first hiking guide to cover both coastal and inland regions of the county. Full color maps by Jason Barnes complement the descriptions and visually guide your adventure. The book is published by Backcountry Press in Humboldt County, California.
Hiking Humboldt Volume 1 includes:
- Hike statistics including length, ascent, access constraints, and dog restrictions
- A brief description of each hike
- Driving directions to the trailheads
- Turn-by-turn hiking directions
- Elevation profiles
- Detailed trail maps
Primeval forests harboring the world’s tallest trees. Sea cliffs, pristine beaches, and towering coastal sand dunes. Mountain prairies, meadows, and vistas. Rivers, lakes, lagoons, and bays. Bears, elk, seals, otters, and birds galore. And solitude – lots and lots of solitude. Humboldt County offers this and much more to the intrepid hiker.
On California’s remote North Coast, closer to Oregon than to the San Francisco Bay Area, Humboldt County covers 2.5% of the state by area but has only 0.4% of its population-nearly all of which is concentrated around Humboldt Bay and the lower Eel River. That leaves a lot of open space. It boasts a national park, 14 state parks, two national forests, a national wildlife refuge, a national monument, and the nation’s first national conservation area. Extending from the coast to the mountains, the natural diversity of the county is amazing.
Ken Burton’s Hiking Humboldt, Volume 1, is an indispensable guide to the longer trails of Humboldt County. He combines excellent maps and photos with clear and concise information. Hats off to Ken for helping us get out of chairs and get our boots on the ground.
—Jerry Rohde, co-author of Best Short Hikes in Redwood National and State Parks.