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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Orick, CA
707-464-6101
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Orick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
Description: This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
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Thousand Oaks, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There are places we are willing to go long distances to visit just because they are unique to our planet. My mom happened upon this one quite by accident. Just passing through after a family vacation in the 60's, while I expect I was in the back seat bored and causing trouble, my mom couldn't believe what was passing by... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

40 y/o father/husband: We stayed in the campground here and explored for two nights and a full day. The campground was beautiful and quiet, and situated right in the midst of the glorious trees. We attended two ranger programs which we all enjoyed, and were blown away by the gorgeous and humbling forest. 41 y/o mother/wife: This is a beautiful... More

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Arosa, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We hiked the James Irvine - Gold Bluffs (Coastal Trail) - Miners Ridge loop (11.5 Miles, about 5-6 hours). This hike which leads through the Fern Canyon is completely inside the State Park. The variety is unparalleled - extensive old growth forest, a "hanging garden" canyon and about a mile on wide open ocean beach. The trails have some surprising... More

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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This has to be one of the most beautiful state parks in California. We drove out dirt Davidson Rd to Gold Bluffs Beach. No four wheel drive needed, just good sense. We walked into Fern Canyon. Not to be missed. Back at the beach, we saw seals, and a dolphin. In the meadow by the beachwe saw two male Roosevelt... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
81 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I spent a few hours hiking in the park with my young son and we had a lot of fun. To help keep my son engaged and entertained during our hike, I found an interesting iPhone app called "Git Your Goat." It lets you create a lot of goats along the trail and when you reach the spot with a... More

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After a stop at the Visitor's Center to find out where the local elk were hanging out, we drove to the access road that gets you to Gold Bluffs Beach and the beginning of the Fern Canyon Loop Trail. The road is rough and slow going so take your time. When you get to the flats of the beach area... More

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Chicago
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209 reviews 209 reviews
81 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We took a five or six mile hike through these majestic monsters. For me, it went from awe to inspiration and spirituality. I think this is a very important place for a city dweller to go to get "right sized".

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New Harris, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

From the Visitor Center at Elk Prairie take the Preservation Trail through a grove of Spectacular Old Growth Redwoods... then Redwood Access Trail, to cross the bridge to Nature Trail, then to the James Irvine Trail. James Irvine Trail will take you through sublime pristine old growth redwoods to heavenly Fern Canyon Loop Trail to Gold Bluffs Beach and the... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
241 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great hiking trails with spectacular views of these amazing redwood trees. Make sure you bring some drinks and food to picnic on during your walk.

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Chico, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This campground is first-come first-served, so get there after check-out which is 11 am. When I went it was very windy, so you may want to choose your site with more wind breakers. There are four unisex restrooms and one of them is handicapped-friendly. There is also one shower. I didn't use it so I don't know how much it... More

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