Nova Garwood, a seventh grader at Jacoby Creek Elementary School in Humboldt County, has a black Labrador retriever named Sunny and loves to get outside with him. But on these adventures, she started to notice a large amount of dog poop on the trails she hiked – particularly near the trailheads. She started to ask some questions….
With the shift of the California Current, rains begin to fall in Humboldt County after a summer without. This rejuvenating moisture super-charges the landscape and the living world responds in wonderful ways.
The book will arrive in Humboldt the last week of August 2023 FREE eBook with paperback purchase until September 2023 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 […]
This exciting new book, created to get kids and families outside exploring the natural wonders of Humboldt County, is now a reality. Hiking Humboldt Kids by Rees Hughes is the next book in the “Hiking Humboldt Series,” and is the result of a dynamic collaboration between Backcountry Press and First 5 Humboldt. First 5 is […]
We are working with First 5 Humboldt to develop a hiking guide for kids and families. We would love to feature your photos of these landscapes and people visiting these places!
Rees Hughes shares some of his favorite hikes from his book, Hiking Humboldt Volume 2. This was recorded in a ZOOM Webinar during sheltering in place for COVID-19.
Prairie Creek Redwoods National and State Parks This area of California contains some of the largest redwoods on Earth and holds extensive old-growth forests, protected as a national park in 1968. This particular walk, using the Zig Zag Trails and Prairie Creek Trail, is entirely in old growth. It offers an enigmatic temporal departure into […]
It is amazing that, just a stone’s throw from Arcata Redwood Company’s Mill B, old-growth redwood groves survive along the Trillium Falls Trail.
The route is now complete! In mid-November 2019, the city of Eureka completed the Eureka Waterfront Trail by connecting a one-block section on 1st Street. This now allows bikers and walkers to hike from Tydd Street to Herrick Avenue — all on paved Trail!
Learn about current and future opportunities with the Volunteer Trail Steward program and Humboldt Trails with this interview with Rees Hughes. For 10 years now Volunteer Trail Stewards have made it possible for the county and municipalities to expand our trail system. Maintenance and upkeep is always a concern, but volunteers have kept costs so […]
Inland Mountains Chris Valle-Riestra is an exceptional volunteer and trail steward–with a particular fondness for the Klamath Mountains. He has been spearheading trailwork in the Orleans Ranger District for many years and knows the trails well . He has updated conditions of trails on the forest for fall 2019. Click through to the hiking descriptions […]
Prairie Creek Redwoods National and State Parks The most extensive accessible trail system in Humboldt County is in the Elk Prairie/Big Tree areas of Prairie Creek Redwood State Park and Redwood National Park. This trail system offers many ways to mix and match the trails that network this area. Included in the route are magnificent […]
In the hinterlands of Humboldt County, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is a wonderland of old-growth redwood forest and swimming delights.
The natural and intentional landscaping has matured into something quite special at the Potawot Health Village in Arcata, California.
Welcome to a Brave New Year Here are a few highlights from the world of Backcountry Press in 2017. Happy Trails and other adventures in 2018 and thanks for your support. Hiking Humboldt v2 Released Rees Hughes and Jason Barnes teamed up to create an incredible guidebook to Humboldt County. […]
Hear tales from the trail as Rees Hughes talks about walking in Humboldt County and shares images to inspire (and inform!) your next hike.
1. whittled stick 2. weather radio 3. nerdy mechanical pencil 4. Hiking Humboldt Vol. 2: 101 Shorter Day Hikes, Urban and Road Walks 5. external hard drive 6. power tools 7. bigfoot action figure 8. meat rub 9. heart rock 10. beach scores 11. Joe 12. custom Lego vehicle 13. crocheted woolen beer coozie 14. […]
One of our main goals here at Backcountry Press is to work with business partners as close to home as possible so we teamed with Times Printing.
Get both volume 1 and volume 2 at a discounted bundled price directly from the publisher. Ships from Humboldt County, California.
Order now and get an immediate eBook download, books ship May 1st. Hiking Humboldt Volume 2 by Rees Hughes presents walk descriptions, directions, maps, and photos of familiar favorites, hidden gems, and unexpected adventures. Volume 2 introduces this region through: Urban walks such as the Arcata Architectural Walk and the Eureka Mural Walk Short hikes along some of […]