Headwaters Forest Trail

Eureka, California

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A decent hike up through second-growth forest to the fringe of one of Northern California’s newest and most politically charged parks: the Headwaters Preserve. The trail explores some history early on, passing by the site of Falk—once a flourishing logging boomtown, and now in the process of being rapidly reclaimed by the forest. Farther up, the path leads to the edge of an old-growth grove saved from clear-cutting by the efforts of environmental activists, public outcry, and political dealing. The preserve was created in the late 1990s, but there is a cloud to this silver lining ...

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"A decent hike up through second-growth forest to the fringe of one of Northern California’s newest and most politically charged parks: the Headwaters Preserve. The trail explores some history early on, passing by the site of Falk—once a flourishing logging boomtown, and now in the process of being rapidly reclaimed by the forest. Farther up, the path leads to the edge of an old-growth grove saved from clear-cutting by the efforts of environmental activists, public outcry, and political dealing. The preserve was created in the late 1990s, but there is a cloud to this silver lining ..."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Eureka
Distance: 11.2
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 - 5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 200 feet
Top Elevation: 1,300 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management
Local Maps: USGS McWhinney Creek, Fields Landing

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