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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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Address: Orick, CA
Phone Number: 707-464-6101
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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Best All Around Redwood Park

We visited all of the units of the State and National Redwood Parks and while each has their own special characteristics that make them worth a visit, Prairie Creek Redwoods, in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Avon, Ohio
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Avon, Ohio
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821 reviews 821 reviews
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1,106 helpful votes 1,106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited all of the units of the State and National Redwood Parks and while each has their own special characteristics that make them worth a visit, Prairie Creek Redwoods, in our opinion, is the best overall park offering excellent examples of all the features of the other parks in one park. If you unfortunately have time to visit only... More 

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San Francisco, California
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Prarie Creek is what you imagine when walking through an ancient redwood forest. It has all the sights, sounds & smells associated with raw nature. If alone, all you can hear is the crackling of brush under your feet and the breeze blowing the trees. At other times when all is still, you can hear a pin drop. Take a... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We walked the 1.4 mile Cathedral Tree Trail, an easy loop that took us past some magnificent redwood specimens.

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Anytown, USA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I'm not sure what the politics involved might be, but this really should be a National Park. Wandering though these majestic redwoods gives you the same feeling of hushed awe that many of the National Parks do. Having said that, maybe it's better that it stays "just" a state park, without the crowds that might ruin these old growth forests.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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118 reviews 118 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We enjoyed our hikes and drive through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Hikes into the deep old growth forests and out along the beach, went throughout the park. Ancient redwoods reach dizzying heights along Lost Man Creek Trail. Unfortunately, we weren't up for wading the river:( so we didn't complete this long hike.

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Cut Bank, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

awesome place to visit! this forest had a different look than the other redwood parks, so it was great to see and compare!

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Sacramento, CA
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you are looking for a scenic hike then you can't go wrong with a walk through Praire Creek Redwood State Park. Beautiful scenery can be found on any number of trails throughout the park. I really enjoyed walks through the Revelation Trail and the Cathedral of Trees. If you are in the area and are searching for a pleasant... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Plan on spending hours in amazement of the trees and hikes available along this roadway. About 25 miles south of Crescent City jump off Highway 101 and onto the Newton B. Drury Parkway, slow down and soak it all in. If your into hiking you will be in heaven as there are 30+ trails ranging from .1 to 11.4 miles... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a beautiful redwood state park with wonderful camping, picnics, and hiking possibilities. We took one of the shorter hikes this time called The Revelation Trail, which is a nature trail. We also enjoyed watching an elk..

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were tucked away among the tall trees in a wonderful campsite that included plenty of room for our camper van plus a sitting area around a campfire and a picnic table. We found a shortcut to the restroom and showers, which were nicely organized. The field outside our wooded campground is often the place elk are sited, though we... More 

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