McKinleyville is one of the fastest growing communities on the North Coast.  It is the commercial air gateway to Humboldt County with the California Redwood Coast Airport .  Offering small town charm with big city services it has  plenty to offer from parks, movie theaters, a wide array of affordable restaurants, and is conveniently located between Arcata (a fun college town) and Trinidad (a scenic coastal town).  Hike and bike McKinleyville's Hammond Trail, a paved path which runs from one end of town to the other offering spectacular coastal and wooded landscapes.  The first weekend in June visitors will love Pony Express Days, a four day event with a chili cook off, barn dance and parade!