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Address: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Gold Bluffs Beach, CA 95555
Phone Number: 707-465-7354
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Description: This secluded canyon, home to many ferns, makes for an interesting hike.

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AMAZING!

This was amazing! Such a great hidden gem. Quite a drive to get back to see it but so worth it. The canyon is just covered in ferns and it's absolutely beautiful. We walked back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Annette P
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Scappoose, Oregon

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Arcata, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Easyish hike through some gorgeous scenery--look up and you'll see ferns climbing all up and down the canyon (and maybe even some tiny, tiny waterfalls); look down and you might see some big fat yellow banana slugs. Be nice to the slugs; they're cool. Be careful on the drive up; we had to take our Ford Focus through what could... More 

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous place to visit although quite out of the way. The road in from 101 is about 8 miles long. You do have to pay $8 to get in. The drive way really dusty due to the drought. Fern canyon itself was beautiful. We hiked up a ways before turning around. Your feel will most likely get wet so wear... More 

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Scappoose, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was amazing! Such a great hidden gem. Quite a drive to get back to see it but so worth it. The canyon is just covered in ferns and it's absolutely beautiful. We walked back in it for quite a ways and would have walked more if we hadn't arrived so late. Highly recommend the drive out here - you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting the redwoods, this is a must! A fun hike following the stream over trees and man-made low bridges. The walls are lined with ferns and it is absolutely lush and beautiful! Peaceful and quiet. It is a bit of a drive to get back to the trailhead, but worth the time and effort!

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Fern Canyon is an out of this world experience. It's ten miles down a dusty road, but well worth the trip. Be prepared for a hike. The trail is not paved, and requires scrambling over trees and rocks at times. For our family that made the experience even better. Our three kids (13, 11, and 7) found the hike to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The entrance to fern canyon is a combination of fields wroth elk watching and miles of single lane dirt road crazy car drivers. We didn't see the elk, maybe they were sleeping, survived the diet road and were mesmerized by the beauty of fern canyon. Highly recommended circle hike takes about 1 hour and will take your breath away!

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Wheatland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A great place on the coast. The canyon is in a day use park ($8.00) and very much worth it. You drive about 8 miles down dirt and gravel road which was in good shape. Look ahead for traffic as the road is tight in some places. You drive thru a creek also so pay attention to the depth if... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We spent a few days in the Coast Redwoods and this was on our to do list. We were not disappointed. Fern Canyon is a beautiful spot. We drove to the entrance so it was a really easy walk in. Very level and they had mini-bridges to cross the little creeks. It was very easy to find. Unfortunately, that meant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Short walk to an awesome experience, very few places on the planet have a lush canyon like this with a stream running down the middle. There are wooden bridges to get you across the stream, at various locations as you work your way up, amazing experience.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

The road to get to Fern Canyon wasn't too fun...bumpy...and I believe it was already gravel at this point. However, that was the only downfall. We saw elk eating alongside the road. Once we parked, the walk to the Canyon was about 1/10th of a mile. I think this was my most favorite part of our trip. It was gorgeous.... More 

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Address: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Gold Bluffs Beach, CA 95555
Phone Number: 707-465-7354
Location: United States  >  California (CA)

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