There's a grove and trail that's all but forgotten at Humboldt Redwoods called "The Children's Forest". As the story goes, a... more » number of years ago in 2003, the park had a fire. It made a mess of the trail leading into this one grove near the southern end of the park.
Tucked between William's Grove Day Use Area and Meyer's Flat on the west side of the Eel River is a seemingly cut-off portion of Humboldt Redwoods. Across the river from William's Grove there still remain a couple of trails, now flagged, through the burnt portions of the forest. Those trails, if followed south, will quickly take one to an unburnt and seldom-visited portion of the Humboldt Redwoods, namely The Children's Forest.
Once in the forest the viewer can enjoy some wonderful and essentially unperturbed Old Growth Redwood. The trail back there is rapidly growing over and there's nobody else around...which makes this a pretty special place.
The fire was the 2003 Canoe Creek fire. The area is only open between May and September, when the Eel's low enough to bridge. less «