Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area
Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area features 45 Acres of redwoods on the Eel River. It is located 14 miles west of Laytonville, California, in Mendocino County. The park is a popular spot for salmon and steelhead fishing, and also attracts hikers and picnickers. The park is named for Admiral William Standley, who commanded the battleship California from 1926 to 1927, and later the United States battle fleet at San Pedro, Los Angeles, until appointed Chief of Naval Operations by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. After retiring in 1937, Standley was recalled to active duty in 1941 and served as United States ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1942 to 1943
Easy-1.1 Miles RT
The trailhead is 37 miles south of Carmel or 20 miles north of San Simeon off of HWY-1. If you park in the parking lot instead of along the Highway the signs will lead you through a tunnel to the trail. McWay Falls is an 80-foot waterfall that flows year-round from McWay Creek in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
Redwood National Park
Redwood National and State Parks is generally oriented along the north-south U.S. 101 highway corridor between Crescent City and Orick, Calif (~40 miles). Numerous other roads and highways provide access to areas throughout the parks.
Park headquarters and the Crescent City Information Center are located 26 miles south of Brookings, Ore., off of U.S. 101. To directly access Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (including the Jedediah Smith Campground, Jedediah Smith Visitor Center, and Hiouchi Information Center), travel 16 miles south of Brookings, Ore. on U.S. 101 then exit North Bank Road/Calif. 197 and continue southeast ~7 miles to the junction with U.S. 199 in the heart of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.
From Grants Pass, Ore., take U.S. 199/Redwood Highway and travel ~70 miles southwest to the northeast boundary of the parks near Hiouchi, Calif.; continue west an additional 5 miles on U.S. 199, then south ~4.5 miles on U.S. 101 to Crescent City, Calif. (home to the Crescent City Information Center).
The Kuchel Visitor Center near the parks' southern boundary is located ~40 miles north of Eureka, Calif. (or 312 miles north of San Francisco, Calif.) just off of U.S. 101. Continue north on U.S. 101 ~3 miles to access Bald Hills Road or ~7 miles to access the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.
From Redding, Calif., exit Eureka Way/Calif. 299 and continue west ~140 miles to U.S. 101 near Arcata, Calif. Travel north on U.S. 101 ~30 miles to the Kuchel Visitor Center near the parks' southern boundary. Continue north on U.S. 101 ~3 miles to access Bald Hills Road or ~7 miles to access the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.