The perfect place for a ride and a picnic. Natural beauty with few people and even less traffic! Nice campground with river access at A. W. Way Park....
This drive is through the longest single stretch of undeveloped coastline in the state. It is a great place for photographs, especially at sunset. It is a long drive south from Ferndale, but worth the time and effort.
It was intimidating driving through remote Humboldt County. The road was bumpy, gnarly and invigorating. Kept thinking about Thelma and Louise as we drove towards the shoreline high on the hill. The eucalyptus trees gave off an incredible scent. The first view of the massive ocean view heading south was bone chilling. Have a good vehicle and plenty off fuel... More
Each time we have stayed in Ferndale, we have made the Lost Coast Drive. If you find somewhat torturous mountain roads to be aversive, find another activity. But if you want to experience some incredible panoramic vistas, then give it a try. Keep an eye out for the zebras. Yes, zebras. If you depart frm Ferndale, you will wind up... More
Leave Ferndale headed to Petrolia, get Lost Coast wine at the market here, then drive through Rocketfeller Forest before getting back o 101. It's just lovely!
The Lost Coast Scenic drive was so beautiful that it was hard to keep my eyes on the road while driving. After we returned to the Gingerbread House for afternoon tea we went to see the giant redwoods and felt we had travelled back in time. I would not have been surprised to se a dinosaur walking along the trees.... More
This road goes along a section of California coast that is almost completely untouched and unspoiled! The only thing along the section of coast highway is a ranch with cattle. There are no buildings, no parking lots, no stores, no campgrounds, and (when we were there) no people! There is only one place to stop to walk along the beach...most... More
Great road. From Avenue of the Giants to Ferndale. Avenue of the Giants is lovely with many rustic hotels. The Benbow Inn is a great place. Ferndale, on the other hand, is not worth the overnight stop.
Worth seeing, but be warned...the road is in terrible condition. We went in our convertible which was great, but a bigger vehicle would be better for the multiple pot holes one can expect to encounter. Started out near the Avenue of the Giants, ended at Ferndale. Beautiful remote country. A three to four hour drive.
We had loads of spare time so we decided to take the scenic route from Eureka to the Avenue of the Giants. Initially I thought we were mad, particularly as the road seemed to lack a surface in many parts! Thankfully we had loads of time because the road surface, combined with the bends, means a low speed is required.... More
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