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Del Norte Redwoods?

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Del Norte Redwoods?

Can someone please give me a quick overview of Del Norte Redwoods State Park? On a map. it looks like it goes SW from Klamath. -- It is a nice scenic drive? Can you recommend a short hike? (less than a mile?) Is there a visitor Center? When I look at the TripAdvisor photos, there are several along the coast, but the road on the map, does not look like it goes along the coast. Thank you for your help.


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1. Re: Del Norte Redwoods?

Hi Footsox1

Del Norte Redwoods State Park starts a few miles south of Crescent City and extends down to around the Trees of Mystery. It is the least user friendly park in this area. No visitor center. There is hiking but nothing I would recommend. In your short time here you are better off down in Prairie Creek. Highway 101 goes right through the park. You will be right above the coast on 101 for about 6 miles. There are stunning views from a few pull outs southbound just before false Klamath cove.

Have Fun


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2. Re: Del Norte Redwoods?

I agree with gp1 above.

There is only one road in this section of California. 101 is it!

>>You will be right above the coast on 101 for about 6 miles.<<

I call this stretch of 101 "the edge of the world", LOL. On a clear day, you can see for many miles out over the ocean, and the road is *right* on the edge of the cliff. It's a constant headache for CalTrans (the state road dept) as the road slips and dips with earth movement, but hey at least it keeps work crews steadily employed ;-)

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3. Re: Del Norte Redwoods?

I would go to Prairie Creek State Park just North Of Orick. It has some great trails to hick with lots to see. Lots of Elk in that area, so keep a eye out for them.

Good luck and have fun. Hubie

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