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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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The best place in the redwoods

After 8 miles in a dirt road you arrive to heaven. This is definitely the best tour in the redwoods. Walking next to a water stream in a greate canyon allows the kids to play and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After 8 miles in a dirt road you arrive to heaven. This is definitely the best tour in the redwoods. Walking next to a water stream in a greate canyon allows the kids to play and dip in the water. Don't forget to take some food with you so you can have a small picnic during the walk. Meeting a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This amazing walk will transport you back eons. This fern filled narrow little canyon is at the end of a dirt road along the beach. Park your vehicle and walk into the canyon. There is a small creek that runs down the floor of the canyon, so depending on recent rainfall you may find yourself getting wet feet. I'd recommend... More 

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Dalzell, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fern Canyon was absolutely stunning. We wished we could stay all day. A picturesque walk, cool fresh air from the stream, and we even got to see elk grazing along the trail.

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Thank Morgan E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone from 2 to 200 should visit Fern Canyon. The walk to the center is flat and lined with easy foot bridges over the creak. For more adventurous types you can go all the way through which includes climbing over a many hundred year tree that fell to the canyon floor. This place is magical, fairylike, hobbit like and my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A highlight of our trip to Redwood National Park. Wonderful hike includes seeing redwoods, a fern-covered canyon, and Pacific beach. Don't miss it if you visit Redwood.

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1 Thank hengelhardt1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and loved fern canyon. This was our second time visiting. It is so pretty and an easy hike for kids. Plus there are other trails you can hike in that area. However, there seemed to be a crazy amount of people compared to our first visit 6 years ago.

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Oak Ridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here in the morning and were able to get a parking spot, so it is probably safer to arrive early. The hike was very flat; however, you had to cross through brooks/streams (there were bridges most of the time). You also have to climb over some large logs and trees--this might be a problem for some. This canyon... More 

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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! First you must drive down a narrow gravel road. Not recommended for trailers or large campers. Make sure you have the correct change to pay the fee of $8 to get in! It is a beautiful drive. The parking area is not real big and may get crowded since this is a busy location. There are bathrooms and picnic... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the journey is often the destination....both were pretty amazing in their own rights. The road to the canyon is about 1/2 through just magical redwood forest on a dirt road with the last half along a very pot holed road along the beach...complete with a couple of small "water crossings". Once you get to the end of the road... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful and peaceful place! Only had a short one day visit to Redwood National Park, and this was a must see for us. A short very easy hike from the parking area (but it IS a long drive back to that lot!!) and you feel as if you've taken a step back in time. In fact, some scenes... More 

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