The Town of
McKinleyville is 10 miles South of Trinidad and 4 miles North of Arcata.
The Arcata /
The Azalea State
Reserve with walking paths through wild azaleas and a few picnic tables
is located off the
McKinleyville also boasts the
largest totem pole made from a single tree.
It is located in the
We recommend the following Espresso Stand:
Tastebuds Sandwiches & Espresso – 2011 Central Ave.
In the 1860’s a
rancher named Joe Dow started a city between the Madd and Little Rivers. The town became known as Minorsville. In 1897 it became a real town when a Post
Office and General Store was built.
After the death of President McKinley in 1901 the city decided to rename
itself in honor of the President. Today McKinleyville has a population of around 13,000. The photo shows
The mix of life styles in McKinleyville varies widely from affordable apartments on the East side of the Highway to very expensive ocean front homes on the West side of the highway. We found the city comfortable and friendly. The most interesting thing about McKinleyville is the weather, it is cool and foggy here a lot yet inland just a few miles the temperature can be 20 degrees warmer. When the sun does come out here the sky and the ocean will take your breath away.
The area to the North is the Trinidad Area
The area to the South is the Arcata Area
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