Headwaters Forest Reserve

The 7,472-acre Headwaters Forest Reserve was established in 1999 after a decade-long grassroots effort to protect the world’s last unprotected, intact, old-growth redwood forest ecosystem. Several threatened species call the Reserve home, including coho salmon, the northern spotted owl, and the marbled murrelet. You can easily spot the salmon run in early spring. Along the trail, you’ll also see interpretive signs marking the location of Falk, the company mill town built in 1884 that has all but disappeared, having been slowly reclaimed by nature in the passing decades. The first mile is paved and accessible for those with limited mobility. Bicycles and dogs (under owners’ control) are allowed on the first 3 miles.

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