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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Address: Orick, CA
Phone Number: 707-464-6101
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Orick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
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San Francisco, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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382 reviews 382 reviews
216 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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1,134 helpful votes 1,134 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Bakersfield, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were unable to get reservations, so we stayed about 17 miles away at Klamath, CA. We took several day trips to check out the campground, and the surrounding attractions. The campsites are large, well shaded, and very clean. The have fire rings and picnic table. Nice bathrooms with coin showers. Reservations are not needed after labor day when it... More 

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