Hiking Humboldt

Hike 20: Manila Dunes to Ma-le’l Dunes

Ma-le'l Dunes

Ma-le’l Dunes

The Samoa Peninsula’s dune system is one of the most interesting and unusual environments in the region. It’s a dynamic landscape that, through restoration efforts, is returning to its natural splendor. This hike traverses both old, forested dunes and young, sparsely- or un-vegetated ones; both types support unique and distinctive plant communities. It starts at Friends of the Dunes’ Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, well worth a visit in its own right. The southern (HCNC) trail junctions are marked but the trail names aren’t indicated; the northern (federal) ones are color coded.

eBird list for Manila Dunes to Ma-le’l Dunes hike & vicinity

Friends of the Dunesinfo@friendsofthedunes.org, 707-444-1397

Ma-le’l Dunes Cooperative Management Area707-825-2300 (Bureau of Land Management Arcata Field Office)

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refugedenise_seeger@fws.gov, 707-733-5406

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