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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
+1 707-464-6101
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Dog-friendly hiking trail through the redwoods!

Cal Barrel Rd Trail is the only dog-friendly trail in the Redwoods that I was able to find in any... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2017
Melissa G
Seattle, Washington
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Truly the redwoods you see in the movies first hand. Smell the forest, feel the trees stand in awe... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2017
Eureka, California
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This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
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127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
+1 707-464-6101
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

Cal Barrel Rd Trail is the only dog-friendly trail in the Redwoods that I was able to find in any of the parks. It is BEAUTIFUL and a must do for your trip. Some of the trees are hollowed out from lightening strikes and you...More

2  Thank Melissa G
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Truly the redwoods you see in the movies first hand. Smell the forest, feel the trees stand in awe of the century old giants. The stories these trees could tell around a camp fire. As a local I never am tired of being in the...More

Thank jdserenity
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful and breathtaking park, a must do if you're in the area! We went just after the storms so unfortunately a lot of trails and roads were closed but what were able to see was amazing. We did the prairie creek, big tree and...More

Thank Stephanie V
Reviewed January 14, 2017

I grew up in California and have seen lots of redwoods. Prairie Creek has some of the most beautiful redwood forests that I've ever seen! Bring extra batteries for your camera or smartphone. You'll use them up taking lots of photos as you hike through...More

2  Thank Larry W
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is a great escape from the craziness of city life. There are hiking trails that give you plenty of opportunities to walk along the giant redwoods.

Thank AAHolt
Reviewed December 20, 2016

What a beautiful hike!! Don't miss the aptly named "Big Tree," a tree so wide around that people wanted to chop it down and turn it into a dance floor.

Thank chairduck
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Prairie Creek by far has the best hikes and scenery of the Redwoods. Completely worth the long drive north, the gigantic trees and ferns have no words to describe them. The trail heads start immediately at the Paveway where there is ample parking (at least...More

1  Thank Yayfortravels
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

It is hard to explain the absolute majestic grandeur (can't think of better terms to use) of this drive down through gigantic redwood trees. You feel like you have somehow stumbled back in time to a prehistoric forest where mankind seems small and out of...More

1  Thank TuscaTraveler
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Someone else recommended stopping at Visitors Center first and get advice on what to do and where to go to meet your needs. Good idea. We didn't know where to stop and so got over whelmed. Finally we got some advice and enjoyed our three...More

1  Thank IrishGenie
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to take a walk. Kids got their patches for the edventure quest. We walked on a loop trail that was easy enough we were able to use the stroller for the baby. We followed the signs pointing to "big tree" and sure...More

Thank Fummins F
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April 16, 2016|
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Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
To get to Fern Canyon, you have to take Davison Road to the Gold Bluff Beach campground. Davison Road is about 8 miles long, and it's all dirt and gravel. Once you get to the campground, there's another 2 miles of dirt road... More
Stace A
February 22, 2016|
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Response from Ervin S | Reviewed this property |
Fern Creek gets most of its moisture from fog, thus it is lush and beautiful. Was there in late September and it was amazing.
August 5, 2015|
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Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no. The visitor center has books, postcards and a few trinkets, but no food.