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“Out of this world!”

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Orick
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Owner description: This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
Glendale, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Out of this world!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is a must see. As others have noted, it feels like you are time travelling back in time. You must do the Newton Drury Parkway drive. This was the best! It is cool and damp, so bring a sweater for the mornings. Lots of wildflowers worth seeing as well.

Also suggest you bring some Off / bug spray as there are mosquitoes in the cool and damp areas. But I went without and only got a few bites.

If you need to use a restroom to go the visitor's center close to the Elk Prairie campground.

Visited July 2012
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SF Bay Area California
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Gorgeous hike through the redwoods”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

Like other reviewers, we felt like we had stepped back in time to a prehistoric forest that time had left alone. We felt like we were the only ones in the forest. Old growth redwoods, ferns everywhere, redwood duff to hike on...misty and atmospheric. We did a loop of about 6 miles on the James Irvine/Clintonia/Miner's Ridge trails. Not too steep, just beautiful. I still dream about this hike!

Visited April 2012
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susanmix
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Majestic, peaceful, come to see the elk.”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

We love this place. There are often huge elk there. My husband photographed an elk in the wildflowers there, and it was in a calendar and an elk magazine. This is a great place to take the family.

Visited May 2011
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Watsonville, CA
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Redwoods and elk”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

Beautiful park, connected to the National park. Miles of trails. Hike a few yards or a whole day. Massive old growth redwoods everywhere.

Visited June 2011
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Medford, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“As advertised”
Reviewed October 22, 2011

Beautiful trees and fern; a hike at the end of the gravel road. Well worth seeing. A few shallow stream crossings and pot holes to watch for but we made it in our small car (not 4 wheel drive)

Visited October 2011
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