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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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What a big elk herd!!

We loved all the redwoods we saw but the scenic parkway was especially nice. It was a paved road and you could go at your own speed. The man in the visitor center was especially... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We loved all the redwoods we saw but the scenic parkway was especially nice. It was a paved road and you could go at your own speed. The man in the visitor center was especially helpful and their gift shop had a wide selection of books, postcards and gifts.

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Truckee, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were here exploring for four days, we camped in the Prairie Creek campground which a great central location to so many amazing adventures! The camp ground was clean and tucked among the trees. We rode our bikes on the Newton B Drury Parkway, did some hikes and explored near by Lady Bird Johnson grove. Highly recommend stopping by the... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We highly recommend the James Irvine trail from the visitor's center down to Fern Canyon. This trail has it all - we passed by great redwood trees and admired their height and size. Then we ended hiking through the Fern canyon surrounded by walls of ferns. Then we ended up on the beach for a picnic lunch. Some members of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Loved this area. Trails are fabulous. Wouldn't want to be around during a high volume time but late March/early April was great.

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What an amazing place! The trees are unbelievable and the hikes are super easy. The trails are clean and the best part, there is not a lot of people so it felt like I had the woods/trees all to myself. It was wonderful.

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Avon, Ohio
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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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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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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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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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