Biking

Within the 53,000 acres of Humboldt Redwoods State Park there are many biking opportunities for road cyclists and mountain bikers.

For road cyclists, both the Avenue of the Giants and Mattole Road are paved roads suitable for biking. However, Mattole Road is quite curvy and although it is paved, there are many rough sections and potholes. The 32-mile Avenue of the Giants is quite popular with cyclists and offers a unique way to see the park. There are plenty of scenic places to stop along the way, including day use areas with restrooms and picnic tables when it's time for a break. When planning a route, it's important to keep in the mind that the Avenue of the Giants is considered a two lane highway, and the speed limit is 55 mph along the majority of the road. There is no shoulder in some areas, making this unsuitable for young children. Most families spend time riding within the campgrounds. For cyclists arriving in the park by bicycle, we offer Hike & Bike camp sites at Burlington Campground for overnight stays. See the camping section for more information.

Mountain biking is also popular in the park. Due to resource protection and erosion concerns, mountain bikes can only be used on the Multi-Use Trails, which are open to hikers, bikers, and equestrians. The multi-use trails are rather steep and are best suited for experienced mountain bikers rather than novices or children.

Humboldt Redwoods does not offer any single track and dogs are not allowed on trails. See the trail map for more information.