Virtual Guidebook to the Northern California Coast and Coast Ranges
Lower Mattole River Valley
Humboldt County California


The Mattole River region is little known, remote from towns or highways. There is one town, Petrolia, with a dozen buildings, and scattered hillside farms. People come here to begin the north Lost Coast hike, or just wander through enjoying the peaceful scenery.



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Looking east over Petrolia and the Mattole Valley

(April 25, 2004)


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