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Travelers Home Trail

Length: 7.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: T23N R11W Section 21, east of Covelo.
State(s): California
Counties: Mendocino
Longitude: -123.07799
Latitude: 39.84126

Driving Directions

Access from the North California Coastal are via US Hwy 101. Then East on State Hwy 62 to Covelo. The trailhead is 11.5 miles East of Covelo with the last .4 miles on Forest Rd 23 N52, which is an unpaved logging road.


The first three miles of this trail are passable. Beyond that the conditions are unknown.

This trail starts about 12 miles out of Covelo at a logging landing trailhead on Road 24N21 signed "Travelers Home Trail" and ends in the Wild and Scenic area of the Middle Fork Eel River. This trail is a bit hot and muggy during summer, but it's a nice low elevation day hike in the fall, spring, and winter. There are plenty of picnic spots as the trail passes through stands of conifer, oak, glades, and meadows. There are some long, steep grades so pack plenty of water.

Additional Details

Width: 12 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: 2,600
Elevation High Point: 3,080
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Brooks Smith
Recreation Officer
US Forest Service
78150 Covelo Rd.
Covelo, CA 95428
(707) 983-6118
[email protected]



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