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Wow! I loved this. Driving through it I kept finding myself saying "where even am I??!!" It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful to drive to a memorable hike

If your visiting Redwood National and State parks this is a beautiful area to visit. From the 101... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This secluded canyon, home to many ferns, makes for an interesting hike.
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Gold Bluffs Beach, CA 95555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! I loved this. Driving through it I kept finding myself saying "where even am I??!!" It was surreal to think I was in the states. We didn't hike the entire trail to Gold's Bluff Beach but opted to stop at a halfway point due...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your visiting Redwood National and State parks this is a beautiful area to visit. From the 101 freeway you’ll turn towards the coast on Davison Road. This road takes your vehicle through a beautiful forest and ends a Gold Bluffs Beach Road. Somewhere along...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Michael L
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

This place is so fun.. walking up the canyon win deep fern walls all while balancing over rocks, logs, full trees.. it’s cool to see how far up the canyon you can get while keeping your feet dry.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank growlg
Reviewed October 26, 2018

When we road on the Davidson Road, we saw several people with cameras. There were lots of elks and they were not scared. I too joined them and took pictures. it is not every day that we can see elk. Worthwhile to see!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I hiked this area this past summer and it was incredible. You can park close to the trailhead near the beach if you have a vehicle that can pass a few good size puddles or walk the beach about 1.5 miles from the camping area....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The weather is still great (67 degrees) and the crowds are low. If you want to see where parts of the Jurassic park series were filmed , this is it The road has been improved getting out there if you haven't been there for a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

We came all the way across the globe to see this but unfortunately the day we came to visit the road to Fern Canyon was closed. We were a bit sad that we couldnt see the canyon with our own eyes but reading others' reviews...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank sitihajarmadina
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The road into Fern Canyon is a rough dusty road with three to cross to get to the main parking lot or you can park before the streams and walk in. We drove through them with my Honda CRV with no problem.We have been to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cjf4801
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This was one of our favorites during our tour of Northern California. We were surprised how treacherous the road leading to it was. it is a tight 2 lane dirt road without guardrails. We were laughing because we drive a Jeep Wrangler at home and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GBMomof3
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We did the James Irvine Minor's Ridge Loop hike from Gold Bluffs Beach campground and the trail went through Fern Canyon. It is amazingly beautiful. Don't miss it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 13, 2018|
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Response from Victoria B | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't consider it off road as there is a road, but parts of it are not maintained well. I would check with different rental car companies and see what their contract says.
Heather S
January 10, 2018|
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Response from Peppertaz | Reviewed this property |
I was there in the spring there was lots of water flowing, many waterfalls coming down the sides of Canyon and ferns were beautiful. I have heard some summers there is way less water. But I think it would be beautiful all... More