Lacks Creek Management Area is one of Humboldt’s newest public areas and thus still relatively unknown. The land was acquired both to provide recreation resources and to aid in the restoration of the Redwood Creek watershed. The area is characterized by a mix of plant communities common in the mid elevations of the Coast Ranges. This hike uses a collection of trails and service roads on the west side of the valley; there are some nice views across the valley. More trails are being established in the area; watch the website and see Volume 2 for updates and other hike options.
Lacks Creek Management Area: 707-825-2300 (Bureau of Land Management Arcata Field Office)