Only four hours north of San Francisco, the Miranda area is the perfect base for your exploration of the enchanting Redwood Empire.
Day trips can take you to the spectacular redwood groves on the Avenue of the Giants, the intriguing Lost Coast, the coastal community of Shelter Cove, and the secluded King Range National Conservation Area and Sinkyone Wilderness. Uncrowded parklands, wildflowers and abundant wildlife set the stage for family outdoor recreational opportunities.
The climate is moderate, with summertime temperatures in the 80s. Winters are wet and mild with occasional snow or frost. The elevation in Miranda is 350 feet, and the air is crystal clear. Two forks of the Eel River wind through the area, providing habitat for salmon and steelhead.
Miranda is quaint with a population of 350. In combination with the surrounding towns of Garberville and Redway you will find restaurants, colorful shops and a full entertainment calendar. A movie theater, concerts, a summer Shakespeare festival and crafts fairs enrich the area. Both Garberville and the coastal town of Shelter Cove have airports.
A drive along the Avenue of the Giants takes you into the magical world of ancient redwood trees. Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the Rockefeller Forest contain the tallest living trees in the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods in the world. Many of these awe-inspiring trees are thousands of years old. Park headquarters in Weott offers visitor information.