In Redwood National Park’s remote southeast corner, this hike provides one of Humboldt’s few off-road walking opportunities in upland prairie and oak savanna. The route makes a loop on the north side of the Coyote Creek valley, mostly through grassland at the higher elevations and mixed woodlands lower down and passing several historic buildings along the way. Except for a mile on Bald Hills Road, it follows old ranch roads now designated as hiking and biking trails. Bears are plentiful and you have a good chance of seeing one.
Redwood National and State Parks: 707-465-7765 (Kuchel Visitor Center)