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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 and...

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

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Beautiful redwoods with lovely, easy paths to access trails

Prairie Creek Grove is a World Heritage Site has beautiful meandering paths through beautiful tall groves of stately redwoods. The light seemed to sparkle though the tree... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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231 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prairie Creek Grove is a World Heritage Site has beautiful meandering paths through beautiful tall groves of stately redwoods. The light seemed to sparkle though the tree branches landing in golden pools on the pine crusted paths. Your footfall is softened by thick carpets of fallen and decomposed redwood fronds making the whole forest go “hush”. I was drinking in... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to see Elk while we were spending time in the Redwoods. Sure enough, we saw a group of 5 sitting on the side of the road munching on some grass. They seemed used to the people crowding around to take pictures of them. A great trail also led us to some amazing trees. I would definitely go back!

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Thank Rkraw22
Arizona
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The trails concentrate people into a few trails and a campground on a major road. Park is right next to major and busy road and one can hear vehicles well into trees on the hiking trails. People noise bad too! Even in off season.

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Thank M. D
Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Prairie Creek is amazing. Fern Canyon is gorgeous. The James Irvine trail that leads inland from Fern Canyon is also spectacular, with huge old growth Spruce, Fir, And Cedar trees for the first mile and then transitioning into old growth Redwood forest after a mile or two. Old growth temperate rain forest! I also love hiking the other side of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We did the Miner's Ridge and James Irving Loop Hike (about 12 Mi). It was one of the most beautiful Hikes I've Done. We ent on Black Friday, the weather was perfect for a hike (54ºF). Our hiking kept us warm in the chilly conditions. We camped at the Elk Prarie Campground, which was also beautiful, just very cold (take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

As reviewed by many others, Prairie Creek rivals and may surpass the more publicized Avenue of the Giants. Both, are superb but Prairie Creek offers a much more nature feel with varied options such as Gold Beach and Fern Canyon.

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Thank Chuck2010
Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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 

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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 

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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

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