Welcome to McKinleyville, California

World's Tallest

Situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a backdrop of tree covered mountains, this modern day town surrounded by rural beauty combined with a leisurely paced atmosphere makes McKinleyville one of a kind. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, looking for a quiet getaway, taking the family on a tour of Northern California or looking to relocate we offer something for everyone.

Take a walk or ride your bike on the scenic Hammond Trail. A paved trail that runs parallel to the coast from one end of McKinleyville to the other. Visit local beaches and spend the day kayaking, surfing, fishing or taking a leisurely stroll looking for treasures. Within minutes many outdoor adventures await. Bird watching, hiking and camping in State Parks and forests, some of the best river fishing in the world, whitewater rafting trips, horseback riding or take photos of live elk in their natural habitat. Attend a variety of festivals all over Humboldt, including our very own Pony Express Days.

Pony Express Days is a town celebration that was established in the 70's and is always held the first weekend in June. It is a 4 day community event where you can enjoy a Clam Chowder Cook-off, Fireman's Muster (Fireman Games), Car Show, Pony Express Dance, Saturday Parade down Central which rolls right into our big Pony Express Family Fun Festival in Pierson Park. There is something for all ages.

McKinleyville has now become the fastest growing community on the North Coast. With the Arcata-Eureka Airport just north of town, McKinleyville is the commercial air gateway to Humboldt County. Also, the Coast Guard Rescue Team is headquartered next to the airport. The community offers plenty of family activities and parks, a thriving business community offering everything one needs right in town, an active senior center and established school systems, with Humboldt State University being only 10 minutes away.

Humboldt is famous for its pristine coastline, ancient redwood forests, fresh seafood, unique handcrafted products and friendly people. Enjoy all this in McKinleyville and its small town charm with big city services.


Business Spotlight of the Month

As some of you may have heard, on September 1st we officially changed our name from Shred Tec to Shred Aware, and to commemorate this exciting change we will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at our facility (2237 3rd St, Eureka) on 
October 8th, from 12:30 to 1:30. We are a local document destruction company, specializing in confidential and secure paper shredding. We offer pick up services and locking containers, as well as four convenient drop-off locations for both businesses and individuals throughout Humboldt County and the surrounding areas. Over the last few years we have expanded our services to include electronic media destruction for sensitive items such as hard drives, CDs, VHS tapes, and more. This last year in particular we have added two new services: first, our owner Kyle Visser became a Certified Secure Destruction Specialist. Not many people are aware that every business is required to have a policy in place dictating how information will be handled to safeguard against a security breach. This certification allows Kyle to consult and write these policies to help businesses become compliant with such laws. Second, we have purchased our new onsite shred truck, making us the only Humboldt County-based shredding company with an onsite truck. This new truck now gives our customers the choice to have their documents destroyed right at their home or business. We appreciate this opportunity to tell you more about our services, and we hope to see you at our ribbon cutting on October 8th!