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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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This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National...

This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.

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Retreat into nature under the massive redwoods

My husband and I were referred to this park by a local friend. She knows we are avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, and this was her first pick for us. It was a much-needed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Spokane, Washington
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Temecula, California
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203 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited this beautiful park many times over the last two decades. Our first trip we had a 26' motorhome, just barely small enough to stay in the campground. It was gorgeous. California's State Park system has not invested in upgrading their campgrounds to accommodate today's RV's, so be sure your rig will not only fit, but can maneuver through... More 

Thank Les J
Spokane, Washington
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257 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were referred to this park by a local friend. She knows we are avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, and this was her first pick for us. It was a much-needed reprieve from the tweakers of Eureka. It wasn't just a nice break, but it was stunning, and by my great surprise FREE! (If you know the... More 

Thank spankyandsarah
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The redwood trees in this park are so beautiful and majestic.Drive the 10 mile long paved Newton B. Drury Parkway. Other unpaved roads to see the redwoods are Cal-Barrel Rd which is a turnoff from the parkway and also Davidson Rd which leads to the gorgeous Fern Canyon. We saw elk grazing near the turnoff to Davidson Rd. Davidson Road... More 

Thank Jo Ellen W
Arcata, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will find lots of options for types of hiking through a virgin Redwood forest. Fern Canyon is a must see.

Thank Naomi P
Ottawa, Ontario
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75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park was more than expected. Obviously the old and new redwood growths were amazing to see, but the hiking is terrific. We did the combination of the James Irvine and Miner's Ridge trails (started with Irvine, finished with Miner's). The sun breaking through the redwoods resulted in some stunning photos. On this trek, you can walk... More 

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I spent two nights at Elk Prairie Campground, site 64 (highly recommend, the only con is that we wished there was a log or stumps or something closer to the fire pit, we were backpacking and didn't have room for camp chairs). Coming from Maine, it was incredible to be in the middle of such a vastly... More 

Thank Meagan P
Laurel, Maryland
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399 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I loved driving through here and seeing the huge trees. I took a few of the shorter hikes which are shaded, packed dirt paths. It was raining but there was very little mud and the trees block a lot of the rain. The trails get you right up close to the trees. Lots of great photo ops.

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San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Gorgeous location with fantastic hiking - take a trail that leads from the Prairie Creek Visitor Center to the ocean and back for a change in scenery. The area surrounding the visitor center is lush with ferns, meadows and immense redwoods. Stop in at the Prairie Creek Visitor center - lots of displays and information there. Day use parking (I... More 

Thank Travlingurl T
Phoenix, Arizona
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347 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The hike in Fern Canyon is a short 0.7 mile step back in time. With its 50 foot walls covered in ancient ferns and lush mosses, it is no wonder Steven Spielberg chose this canyon as a location in his film, “Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World”. There are 5 different kinds of ferns growing here. The canyon was touted... More 

Thank Davis K
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My small recommendation too is a drive up Cal Barrel Road, a gravel road to the right just after the south park entrance and before the Big Tree parking lot. The road winds up for a mile or two into heavily canopied Redwoods. There are numerous turnouts where you can just ponder and take it all it. Great for those... More 

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