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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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Address: , Orick, CA
Phone Number: 707-464-6101
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Activities: Mountain biking
Description: This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and...
This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
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Sand, Sun, Trees and Peace

I visited this park while on a trip to Oregon. We camped in the Elk Prairie Campgrounds for 2 nights. While we were there we did some day excursions in the area. First off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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San Jose, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I visited this park while on a trip to Oregon. We camped in the Elk Prairie Campgrounds for 2 nights. While we were there we did some day excursions in the area. First off the camp sites are decent sized, with fire ring and absolutely amazing trees around you. We stayed in spot 58, which was almost next to the... More 

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Wapello, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If your time is limited, this is the redwood park you should visit. Don't waste your time with Redwood National Park. The scenery here is better with a lot more old growth. Hiking the James Irvine Trail was an amazing and spiritual experience. Voted one of the best trails in California. Take the Miner's Ridge Loop for a great, moderately... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This state park was quite a pleasant surprise to us. There is a longish narrow road that takes you to the beach, from where you can take a hike of about a mile or so to a verdant fern canyon. It has to be one of the greenest places I have seen. Ferns lined the high canyon walls, water trickled... More 

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This expansive State Park, easily reached from the access road, features a well-staffed visitors' center at the entrance, generously stocked with books, maps and souvenirs. Clean restrooms and adequate parking are available there also. Elk can often be sighted roaming in the fields between the road and the Park entrance. The Park includes easy and more difficult hiking trails that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We just left this morning after spending our last 4 nights there for our honeymoon. What a beautiful place to stay! The campground was clean and well-kept with coin operated showers, recycling bins, and friendly and knowledgable staff. The park was quiet at night. Of course, the redwoods were spectacular, and there are several easy walking trails to explore right... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Crazy great old-growth redwoods. The John Irvine will blow your mind if this is your first trip to the big trees. An easy (if long) hike, we enjoyed it all the way to the Fern Canyon. We were a little disappointed by the ferns, but it was a great day. The Elk campground was fine--we enjoyed Mill Creek more. But... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Revelation Trail was my favorite trial in the area. It is an easy trial and absolutely beautiful. Small trail with a creek located behind the Visitor's Center. We ventured up a steep, dirt road to see Gold Bluff Beach and Fern Canyon. I quickly regretted my decision to take the road. We made it to Gold Bluff Beach (which is... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After several miles down a dirt rod through awesome redwoods, you reach the trailhead. Along the way you might encounter a small stream but our car had no trouble crossing it in the summer but that may depend on the season. I was surprised by the number of people on the trail. This is a pretty remote place but Fern... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you enjoy beautiful places, awesome redwoods, and the cathedral-like atmosphere of a redwood forest, then be sure to check out this park. We lost count of how many times we said "wow", and "look at that", and "beauty alert". Stop at the visitor center for suggestions about which trails might suit your style.

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is an all day event, some of the biggest Redwoods you will see, amazing Fern Gardens and Canyons, hike all the way out to the Pacific Coast and back. View the giant Roosevelt Elks in the grass lands right at the entrance of the gate house. Plenty of camping at the site or on the beach.

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