Six Rivers National Forest is enormous, offering a wide variety of activities for people of every age. It encompasses nearly one million acres and stretches southward from the Oregon border for more than 140 miles.
Portions of the forest lie in four different counties, with a big chunk of it in Humboldt County. Visiting Six Rivers is awe-inspiring. You’ll have the opportunity to hike, mountain bike, or ride horseback along trails through the rugged mountains, stands of redwoods and grasslands. You’ll be able to enjoy great fishing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking in the area’s many rivers and streams. Wildlife lovers may spot rare animals and plants, and the area is also famous as the home of the legendary Bigfoot. There are many places where you can enter the park. Highways 199, 96, 36 and 299 all run through Six Rivers National Forest, and Hwy 101 runs parallel to it.
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