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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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Well worth the drive and detour. It's about 9 miles from the main road on a dirt road. You have to "honor pay" to enter the park $8. Since it's a dirt road, some of it may not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Well worth the drive and detour. It's about 9 miles from the main road on a dirt road. You have to "honor pay" to enter the park $8. Since it's a dirt road, some of it may not be very good but test the waters, literally, to see how deep it might be, to make sure your car can make... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I cant not tell you how amazing this canyon is, truly something out of a movie. My kids LOVED every part of this adventure. Glad we brought water shoes because the kids had fun splashing around in the water. Make sure you walk all the way down the canyon then head circle around on the full trail. The trail will... More 

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We love this place! Just a short walk from the parking area and you are in another world. 50 foot canyon walls covered in ferns. We got some great pictures here. It is very cool and peaceful. We just saw a couple other people. Be aware that you drive a couple miles on a dirt road and then have to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Over the river and through the woods and rocks and hills. What a fun hike. Wear water shoes. We didn't but before too long the kids just declared their tennis shoes to be water shoes. Lots of climbing and jumping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Best part of our entire redwood trip. Road in was fine in our little car, even fording streams. Canyon itself was awesome and there were footbridges nearly everywhere when we toured. No wet feet, yay! Felt like we were back in jurassic age. Wonderful.

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Gridley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful places I have been to. We were headed up the trail and noticed people coming back with wet shoes and pants. One man told us that you had to walk through the water and it was very cold. We happened to have our water shoes in the trunk so we grabbed them and... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We went in the third week of May. We took highway 101 to Elk Meadow (there is a parking area and restrooms by Elk Meadow) and then up Davison Road. The road, while unpaved, narrow, and curvy, was hard, and we did not have problems with potholes. We arrived before 10 a.m. There were no elk on the meadows then,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was a wonderful 1 or 2 mile walk up a mostly dried-up creek bed (but there were some areas where we had to walk over logs or rocks to try to stay out of the water). My 5 and 9 year olds had a great time - lots of great places to take pics. It really is like Jurassic... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I am totally baffled by the prior reviewer, especially considering that they were only here a week before us (according to the date), and they said the ferns were all dead and brown. I wonder if maybe they were lost and didn't do the proper trail? We went and it was absolutely spectacular! Pay the $8 State Park fee (it's... More 

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were there in April, which may not be the best time to go (except that it is much less crowded). Eight miles of gravel, mud and potholes they call a road and an $8 entry fee only to find all the ferns were dead and brown. I am not entirely sure it would have been worth it in summer... More 

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Address: 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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