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Beautiful Drive Through The Redwoods

To best enjoy the Redwoods, get off Hwy 101. You’ll find some wonderful pull outs and hiking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glenn M
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Fremont, California
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don't miss the trails within the Park

We drove through this the first day in the area. We came back two days later and walked the Prairie... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
JimM-NJ
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Mickleton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To best enjoy the Redwoods, get off Hwy 101. You’ll find some wonderful pull outs and hiking trails. Stop at the Prairie Creek Visitor Center for a map and the opportunity to discuss with a ranger your many options to better explore redwood country. This...More

1  Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of beautiful short( under 1 mile) hikes that we found great with young children (2&5) Most are completely in the shade

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We drove through this the first day in the area. We came back two days later and walked the Prairie Creek Trail and then crossed over to the Big Tree and headed south back to the Visitors Center by way of Cathedral Trail. These were...More

1  Thank JimM-NJ
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We tried looking for elk at Elk Prairie, but to no avail. Then we tried Elk Meadows and saw one, then a pair and followed them to a bridge at the end of a closed drive. There was a herd! And we found a stately...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I visit this park regularly. There are clean bathrooms (almost all the time). Easy paths that can even be used by those who are wheelchair bound. Or more difficult paths for the avid hiker. The path around the meadow is low to mid moderate hike...More

Thank Jana R
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The park ranger told us to skip the new section of Hwy 101 in favor of the Newton B. Drury Parkway. We had planned to drive both sections thinking there would be redwood trees on both. She told us that all of the redwoods are...More

5  Thank mlm116
Reviewed July 20, 2018

A very easy parallel drive to Highway 101 that goes for about 12 miles. Beautiful forested drive with many pull outs. Bathrooms at the visitor center at the south end. The 45 mile per hour speed limit will only lose you about 10 minutes or...More

1  Thank dhen
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Put on your favorite tunes and be amazed by this ride through towering giants, at times lost in the mist.

Thank Irina H
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This was a nice drive with many nice stops and hikes as you make your way. The lush fern covered forest is so beautiful. We got to see a bunch of Elk in the meadow at the end by the Ranger station. Awesome!

Thank Frank D
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This drive is a must!!! Make sure you take the turn off for it- I would say it took us about an hour or so, but we stopped the car a couple times to take pictures. You could easily spend all day if you wanted....More

Thank Emily B
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amanda f
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Jana R | Reviewed this property |
I usually recommend Fern Canyon where Jurassic park was filmed. The dirt road there is 5-10 miles plus you cross some very small streams. You can walk right up the canyon on logs and stuff that have been strategically placed.
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Jacob L
May 26, 2015|
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Response from Chris B |
No, no tolls charged to drive this great byway!
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