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.


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Miranda's Rescue

Our Mission

In an animal's eyes, love is unconditional. To often their love is taken advantage of, leaving hundreds of animals abused, neglected and discarded.
Miranda's Rescue is here for those animals to rescue, heal & educate. Because every animal
deserves to be loved.

Our Goals

-To rescue abandoned, abused and injured animals whether large or small; rehabilitate them, have them vaccinated, spayed or neutered; and find them
loving adoptive homes.

-To enhance our local community by offering programs involving animals that benefit disabled persons, children and the elderly.

-To increase public awareness of the companion animal overpopulation issue and provide solutions to end the killing of adoptable animals.

Join Miranda's Rescue for their Annual Wine & Cheese Open House - Sunday August  3rd from 12-4 at the rescue!!!! 

This celebration fundraiser has been a tradition since 1995 and is FREE! Held at our rescue in Fortuna, this event offers incredible raffles, an amazing live & silent auction, tasty local Wine, Cheese and Gourmet Chocolate along with pony rides for the kids! All thirty acres are open to view the sanctuary animals and see the adoptable ones too! This way you can see exactly where your donation dollars have been going!