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Redwood Empire Multisport Camping Adventure Tour

 
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Giant Trees & Wild Beaches on California's North Coast

  • Soak up the tranquility of majestic—and off-the-beaten-path—national and state parks
  • Pedal and hike among the planet's largest remaining stands of virgin redwoods
  • Watch for wildlife while kayaking through protected lagoon waters
  • Learn about efforts to preserve and protect the redwoods
  • Enjoy campfire camaraderie near coastal meadows and beneath ancient canopies

Can you hear it? True silence. It's a redwood grove specialty. Perhaps it's the immensity of these ancient trees diffusing all sounds from the outside world. Or maybe it's the fact that you practically have the park to yourself. It's a magical stillness. A serenity you'll never forget. And you'll never quite match.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Bike beneath colossal trees along the Avenue of Giants, home to the largest remaining stand of virgin redwood groves in the world Hike at Humboldt Redwoods State Park in the company of some of the planet's oldest residents Stop by at the park's visitor center, where the natural history of the redwood comes to life.

Day 2 Feel like you've entered a prehistoric world as you walk amid old-growth redwoods, breathtaking in age and beauty Visit the extraordinary Rockefeller Forest and attempt to wrap your head (and arms!) around the 362-foot-tall and 14-foot-wide Rockefeller tree  After a picnic lunch on the banks of the Eel River, explore the forest on the Bull Creek Loop.

Day 3 Journey to Big Lagoon for a kayaking excursion  As you glide across the water, survey the shoreline, marshes and surrounding hills for wildlife such as shorebirds, bald eagles, peregrine falcons and western pond turtles  Set out on a hike along the Rim Trail, a pathway once used by the native Yurok people, to a viewpoint offering a striking panorama of the rocky coastline.

Days 4-5 Head to Redwood National Park for an incredible hike among the tallest living things on Earth   Meandering toward the coast, learn about the redwood ecosystem and keep an eye out for majestic Roosevelt elk that often graze in a nearby meadow  Spend time exploring the beach.

I've been on 3 Backroads trips because I always have the best time! I'm reviewing my trip from 2009 and have to say it was one of my favorite ones. I traveled alone on this one and booked a solo trip hoping to make friends and meet people. I ended up making a friend who is one of my best friends to this day. One of the reasons I love Backroads is because the staff is always so incredible, friendly and helpful. My only wish is that it was a little cheaper because I would do a trip every year if it was!
Karyn - Springfield, NJ

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Tents & Sleeping Essentials

Our spacious dome tents comfortably accommodate two adults plus luggage. Cots with an extra-thick inflatable sleeping pad, sleeping bag and sleep sheet are all provided. Backroads does not supply pillows, so please bring your own. No lighting is provided in your tent, so a small flashlight is essential.

Shuttles

To bring you to our favorite parts of the Redwood Empire, we make liberal use of shuttles on this trip. So although you'll see the inside of the Backroads van on most days and will experience some longer shuttles at the beginning and end of the trip, consider it an opportunity to view some spectacular scenery while resting your legs in preparation for your next activity.

Restroom & Shower Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at each campground. The restroom floors can be wet, so be sure to bring flip-flops! We also recommend bringing a hanging toiletry bag since space is limited and surfaces are wet. Be advised that outlets and mirrors are few. Backroads does not supply towels, so please be sure to pack your own.
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Albee Creek Campground

Albee Creek Campground

Humboldt Redwoods State Park (2 nights)

Set beside a small creek in the shadow of old-growth redwoods, this North Coast gem is considered one of the best-kept secrets in California.

Patrick's Point Campground

Patrick's Point Campground

Patrick's Point State Park (2 nights)

Slumber amid fir trees at this beautiful campground, just steps from a bluff with stunning ocean views.

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I've been on 3 Backroads trips because I always have the best time! I'm reviewing my trip from 2009 and have to say it was one of my favorite ones. I traveled alone on this one and booked a solo trip hoping to make friends and meet people. I ended up making a friend who is one of my best friends to this day. One of the reasons I love Backroads is because the staff is always so incredible, friendly and helpful. My only wish is that it was a little cheaper because I would do a trip every year if it was!

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 13 700 25 850
Walking/Hiking 1 100
2 Walking/Hiking 5* 300 10 600
3 Biking 13 700 19 1400
Kayaking on Humboldt Lagoons (2 Hours)
4 Walking/Hiking 2* 200 5 500 11 1300
5 Walking/Hiking 2 200
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Northern California

Traveling among Giants

Our Trip Designer grew up among the redwoods of Humboldt County. Each year he fine-tunes this itinerary to highlight the hidden gems of these 2,000-year-old forests. Whether you're biking along the Avenue of Giants, hiking the Rim Trail and out onto Patrick's Point, or spotting eagles from your kayak in Humboldt Lagoons, you see this magical region through the eyes of a native son.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Northern California trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road and trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

No One Else Camps Like This

Only Backroads offers our style of Deluxe Camping in Northern California. Whether you're a first-timer or an old pro, you'll love how we immerse you in spectacular surroundings—and look after all the chores. Enjoy a great meal by the fire with interesting companions, then a peaceful night on your comfortable cot. Here's more on how we do the great outdoors.

The Best Leaders in Northern California

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Northern California, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Northern California—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

We Invented the Multisport Trip

After 30 years of creating Backroads Multisport Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Northern California that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multisport trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

We Were Born Here (in 1979)

Backroads has been inviting active travelers to explore our own backyard since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. We offer more trips than anyone else in Northern California, and we've spent more years finding the best ones. What keeps it real is having a consistent vision and the same passionately committed leadership for nearly four decades.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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