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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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Much more than Fern Canyon

I have visited here several times in my life, primarily to see Fern Canyon. This time we took some... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
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Revelation Trail, a fun trail

We were back in the redwoods, enjoying how big and high they are. I love these Redwoods. We were... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
+1 707-464-6101
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I have visited here several times in my life, primarily to see Fern Canyon. This time we took some trails. Whatever you do, do not miss the Prairie Creek Trail. It was the easiest hiking on our month camping trip and and the trail is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

We were back in the redwoods, enjoying how big and high they are. I love these Redwoods. We were enjoying our trek in the Revelation Trail. At times, we could enter into a Redwood, as there was a wide opening for us. I was amazed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

I'm so grateful to the people who formed the Save the Redwoods League for providing the leadership to protect some of these awe-inspiring trees. Despite mobility issues that limited us to the shorter and more populated walks we had quiet moments to ourselves in these...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Beware. We parked in an approved spot on the side of the road at a trailhead with 2 other cars also parked. All our valuables were either in the trunk or on our person, and yet we returned to our car to find the window...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

My wife and I had a fabulous time in this park. There are numerous trails and we did a number of them. It was incredibly quiet, which allows one to seriously ponder the wonder and majesty of the redwoods. It was also not very crowded...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank irawine
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Prairie Creek offers some wonderful hiking options, particularly if you wish to walk among some beautiful Redwoods. Make certain you stop at the visitors center to get advice on the options. They’ll update you on park activities and can offer sound advice on trails and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

This was a very wonderful day spending a few hours here. The trees are very large and the forest very quiet. Totally amazing how long the trees have been here!

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We rented an extra car for a day in Crescent City to do the James Irvine Trail as a one-way hike. The trail was in good shape, but we thought the trees along the B.S. Tree trail were more impressive. There was a very interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Greg0ry
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I stayed over here and loved it. I spent one night and it cost about $35 for the night. The scenery is great and it was absolutely stunning. The campground was quiet during the night. The campground was nestled into the redwood forests. You should...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank PHB11716
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Make sure you walk the Prairie Creek Trail, cross to the Big Tree trail and return to the Visitors Center via the Cathedral Trail.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Yuan C
27 January 2018|
Response from CalGreyNomad | Reviewed this property |
I worked at the Park as a volunteer and cleaned the cabins, so I can definitely tell you about them. First, realize that they are cabins with heat, electricity, and platforms to put your bedding. But nothing more. You... More
17 April 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
23 February 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.