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Fern Canyon

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Address: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Gold Bluffs Beach, CA 95555
Phone Number: 707-465-7354
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This secluded canyon, home to many ferns, makes for an interesting hike.

This secluded canyon, home to many ferns, makes for an interesting hike.

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A beautiful natural wonder - hard to get to, but worth it

You get to Fern Canyon by taking a rough and tumble dirt road that had some mid tire high water running that you have to drive through, so drive slow and carefully. Once you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You get to Fern Canyon by taking a rough and tumble dirt road that had some mid tire high water running that you have to drive through, so drive slow and carefully. Once you get to Fern Canyon, though, the ride there is insignificant, as this is one uniquely beautiful sight. A "canyon" in that it has high walls on... More 

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Pollock Pines, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a beautiful, easy walk up a small river through a narrow canyon. Made me think of the narrows in Zion.

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Fortuna, California
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fern canyon is a place that needs to be on your list of places to visit on the coast in northern california. The canyon is cool and refreshing on a hot day.There are other trails to go on in addition to the canyon with the ferns,. but, the canyon is beautiful with walls of ferns, creeks, logs, etc. There are... More 

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Arcata, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've lived in Humboldt County for the past 32 years and Fern Canyon has consistently been my favorite place to visit and explore. The canyon itself is totally unique and absolutely stunning. The surrounding beach area is beautiful as well. Be aware the road out to the beach and canyon is a long, windy dirt road - no problem making... More 

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see if you are close by. The only thing is you we'll need a nice care ash after the drive to the canyon.😉 Walls of fern and small stream going through it. I was told going to get with but I didn't.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Fern Canyon. Definitely wear water shoes, Tevas or Keens. You'll want to walk through the streams and still be able to climb over the trees. It's beautiful and an "interactive" walk. We have 2 teenaged athletic boys, 15 and 13, who loved it.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike is like stepping into another world. It is about a mile and reminds me of a real version of "Honey I Shrunk the Kids"! This was my favorite hike in this park and one of my favorite of all the redwoods parks. They have little bridges and boards to walk across but it is damp out here. I... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fern Canyon, near Klamath, California was used in scenes for Jurassic Park 2 and when you explore this place you will see why it feels like taking a walk back into time. As you venture deeper into the fern-covered canyon, with its 80 feet+ walls towering over you, a sensation of utter peace and tranquility overtakes you. When the sun... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiked the trail, had a ton of fun taking pictures with the kids, scenery was amazing. This is where they filmed Jurassic Park and other big movies. I can see why. Our girls kept saying how much they loved it here. Th only downside was the bathrooms. Totally gross toilets I almost walked out but had to go before the... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fern Canyon was one of our most favorite stops on a two week road trip adventure, do not miss this! To get to the canyon, you must drive roughly 8 miles on a narrow dirt road surrounded by beautiful, lush forest. There are some small streams in the road you must also cross, we have a Dodge Caravan and it... More 

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