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Located 5 miles north of Arcata lays McKinleyville. Home of the California Redwood Coast — Humboldt County Airport this small town is actually the 3rd largest in Humboldt County. McKinleyville sits atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With its close proximity to beaches, rivers, and trails as well as shops and restaurants, McKinleyville offers many opportunities for fun and interesting things to do.

The most popular feature of McKinleyville is the Hammond Trail. This 5-mile trail winds along the coastline from the Mad River at the south of town up to Clam Beach in the north. The trail offers amazing vistas and great opportunities for bird watching. Harbor seals and whales can be spotted from the trail at certain times of the year also. This is a great trail to bike, walk, or ride horses.

McKinleyville has several parks. The Hammond Trail passes by Hiller Park, which offers a playground, restrooms, a picnic area, and a dog park, as well as a separate set of hiking trails. Hiller Park backs directly up to Mad River Bluffs, a 74-acre property containing yet more beautiful coastal trails. Azalea State Natural Reserve is another great park for trails and picnicking. During spring the pink and white blossoms of the western azalea fill this 30-acre reserve. Clam Beach County Park just north is an expansive beach great for clamming, fishing, horseback riding, or simply beachcombing. Additionally, McKinleyville’s Beau Pre Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course with beautiful fairways and views of the Pacific.

The town itself has great restaurants, shops, and cafes. Six Rivers Brewery is a popular destination that sits on a hill overlooking the Mad River Estuary and the Pacific Ocean. This place boasts’ not only great views, but great food and beer, and a fun, family friendly atmosphere. Other dining options include excellent sushi and Mexican cuisine, among more. McKinleyville hosts monthly Art Nights during which local artist display their work in shops throughout town. Held every January is the Clam Beach Run, an exciting nationally known run that draws many visitors. Pony Express Days is another great town event held every June and features a parade, music, and family friendly activities.

Oh, we cannot forget! McKinleyville is also home of the world’s tallest totem pole located in the Mckinleyville Shopping Center. This totem measures 174 feet tall and is definitely an interesting and notable attraction.

Featured Vacation Rentals in McKinleyville Include: 

Coastal Calm - Stylish, 2 Bdrm Home for Family Vacation or Extended Stay

Located at the North end of McKinelyville, close to the beach and trails & only 10 minutes to either  Trinidad or Arcata. Great house, large, private yard with pasture views. This home is brand new!






New & Spacious 6 Bdrm Bella Vista on the Hill awaits you! Spacious 6 Bdrm Bella Vista on the Hill awaits you!

Perfect for a big family, or two to three families to share. Great for a family reunion!







 Fairway House - Elegant 3 bdrm Home on the 18th Hole

Elegant 3 bdrm/2 Bath Home on the 18th Hole in an exclusive neighborhood - Beautifully designed home with a tastefully remodeled kitchen, spacious Dining, Living & Sitting Rooms, Spacious Deck & big yard overlooking the 18th hole of our local treasure, the Beau Pre Golf Course.


More MckInleyville Homes

Silverado 3 bedroom Duplex - New & in great neighborhood

Silverado 1 bedroom Duplex - Perfect for 1 or 2

Vista Point Flat - Your 1 Bedroom Home Away From Home

Fieldbrook Family Farmhouse

New 4 Bedroom Estate

Strawberry Creek Retreat at Tavern

Strawberry Creek Suite

Forest Ocean

Azalea Haven

Azalea Glen

Balboa Bliss

Mermaid Cove Beach House

Sagewood Studio


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