Eureka and the Redwoods

Day Four of a Five Day Drive from LA to Coos Bay

Eureka is the main city of an isolated urban area of about 80,000 people, the seat of the Redwood Empire. It sits beside Humbolt Bay, the largest deep water port between San Francisco and Coos Bay. While it is noted for its Victorian architecture and 19th century downtown, we were there mainly for the redwoods — it's the closest population center to Redwood National Park, 45 miles to its north.

Redwoods National Park

CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Redwood Coast, Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Redwood forest along the roadside [Ask for #271.087.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Redwood Coast, Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Redwood forest along the roadside [Ask for #271.087.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Redwood Coast, Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Redwood forest along the roadside [Ask for #271.088.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Redwood Coast, Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Redwood forest along the roadside [Ask for #271.088.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Redwood Coast, Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Redwood forest along the roadside [Ask for #271.089.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Redwood Coast, Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Redwood forest along the roadside [Ask for #271.089.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Redwood Coast, Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Redwood forest along the roadside [Ask for #271.090.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Redwood Coast, Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Redwood forest along the roadside [Ask for #271.090.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Redwood Coast, Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Big Tree Wayside. [Ask for #271.091.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Redwood Coast, Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Big Tree Wayside. [Ask for #271.091.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Redwood Coast, Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Big Tree Wayside. [Ask for #271.092.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Redwood Coast, Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Big Tree Wayside. [Ask for #271.092.]

Eureka

CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, City of Eureka, Old Town, Carson Mansion, c. 1884. Now a private club. [Ask for #271.094.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, City of Eureka, Old Town, Carson Mansion, c. 1884. Now a private club. [Ask for #271.094.]

Humbolt Bay

Up to a million years or so ago this large bay (24 square miles) was scoured by three rivers. Since then, however, two of these rivers have meandered off elsewhere, leading Humbolt Bay prone to silt and sand bars. A national wildlife refuge and a local park protect some of the marshy lands on its south edge.
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, View down the bluff towards McNulty Slough [Ask for #271.098.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, View down the bluff towards McNulty Slough [Ask for #271.098.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, View from the bluff northward across the bay towards Eureka and Fields Landing [Ask for #271.095.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, View from the bluff northward across the bay towards Eureka and Fields Landing [Ask for #271.095.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, View from the bluff northward across the bay towards Eureka and Fields Landing [Ask for #271.097.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, View from the bluff northward across the bay towards Eureka and Fields Landing [Ask for #271.097.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, View from the bluff acorss the bay towards South Jetty; houses mark the remnants of the town of Southport Landing. [Ask for #271.096.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, View from the bluff acorss the bay towards South Jetty; houses mark the remnants of the town of Southport Landing. [Ask for #271.096.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, A country lane passes through meadows and a grove of trees at the top of the bluff. [Ask for #271.103.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, A country lane passes through meadows and a grove of trees at the top of the bluff. [Ask for #271.103.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, View from Table Bluff County Park northward across the bay towards Eureka and Fields Landing, showing South Jetty. [Ask for #271.099.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, View from Table Bluff County Park northward across the bay towards Eureka and Fields Landing, showing South Jetty. [Ask for #271.099.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, View from Table Bluff County Park northward across South Jetty. [Ask for #271.100.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, Table Bluff, View from Table Bluff County Park northward across South Jetty. [Ask for #271.100.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, South Jetty, View from the northern end across to Eureka [Ask for #271.102.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, South Jetty, View from the northern end across to Eureka [Ask for #271.102.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, South Jetty, View from the northern end across to Eureka [Ask for #271.101.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Humbolt Bay Area, South Jetty, View from the northern end across to Eureka [Ask for #271.101.]

The Lost Coast

The village of Ferndale, twenty miles south of Eureka, marks the northern end of California's Lost Coast, the most remote stretch of the Pacific coastline in the lower 48. It's a hundred miles of mountains and cliffs, with a geology so crumbly that no highways cross it and only a few back roads enter it. Here are a few pictures of the Ferndale end.
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Ferndale Area, Eel River Bridge at Fernbridge, Built in 1911, this 1,320 foot arched structure is said to be the longest poured concrete bridge in the world. [Ask for #271.080.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay Area, Ferndale Area, Eel River Bridge at Fernbridge, Built in 1911, this 1,320 foot arched structure is said to be the longest poured concrete bridge in the world. [Ask for #271.080.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Lost Coast, Bear River Area, Bear River Ridge, View from Mattole Road. [Ask for #271.081.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Lost Coast, Bear River Area, Bear River Ridge, View from Mattole Road. [Ask for #271.081.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Lost Coast, Bear River Area, Bear River Ridge, Mattole Road runs along ridgetop meadows [Ask for #271.085.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Lost Coast, Bear River Area, Bear River Ridge, Mattole Road runs along ridgetop meadows [Ask for #271.085.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Lost Coast, Bear River Area, Bear River Ridge, View from Mattole Road as fog creeps into Bear River Valley [Ask for #271.083.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Lost Coast, Bear River Area, Bear River Ridge, View from Mattole Road as fog creeps into Bear River Valley [Ask for #271.083.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Lost Coast, Bear River Area, Bear River Ridge, View from Mattole Road as fog creeps into Bear River Valley [Ask for #271.084.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Lost Coast, Bear River Area, Bear River Ridge, View from Mattole Road as fog creeps into Bear River Valley [Ask for #271.084.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Lost Coast, Bear River Area, Bear River Ridge, View from Mattole Road. [Ask for #271.082.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Lost Coast, Bear River Area, Bear River Ridge, View from Mattole Road. [Ask for #271.082.]
CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Lost Coast, Bear River Area, Bear River Ridge, View [Ask for #271.086.]


CA: North Coast Region, Humboldt County, The Lost Coast, Bear River Area, Bear River Ridge, View [Ask for #271.086.]

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