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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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Address: 127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
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+1 707-464-6101

This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and...

This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.

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Want to reconsider the purpose of the universe or ponder the miracles of nature? This is a good place to do it. Gorgeous beyond description, the Redwoods are truly a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Want to reconsider the purpose of the universe or ponder the miracles of nature? This is a good place to do it. Gorgeous beyond description, the Redwoods are truly a wonder. The Prairie Creek stop may be a bit touristy and well trodden, but it is for a reason - it is fantastic. We took an easy 3.5 mile hike... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walk among the tallest, oldest, and grandest trees, the majestic redwoods. Various trails to suit your imagination and mobility. Wild elk feed nearby, ignoring the human gawkers. Picnic areas, historic buildings, Rangers who explain it all. Terrific way to enjoy the outdoors and entertain your family.

Thank jabowk
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first trip to see coastal redwoods but it will not be our last. Fabulous park with awesome trails. Rangers were super helpful. The redwoods inspire awe. Everyone should see these amazing trees. Unbelievably humble to walk through trees that are 1500 years old or older.

Thank Dragonghost
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trails were peaceful and isolated without the rush of modern life. We stopped along side the trail to eat lunch and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Thank AmeliaTexas
Roseburg, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The north entrance to the park from the Drury Parkway is closed very close to the campground. It's worth the drive just to see the six miles of magnificent trees along the road. From the south entrance from hwy 101 you enter the meadow first. You will be able to tell where the elk are by the vehicles pulled over... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent time here in April 2017 and met nice folks from Norway. Picture opps were boundless, but more than this are trails, gift shop and employees of the park who were very friendly. One has to experience these living timelines that back, sometimes, a few thousand years with girths the size of Greyhound Buses and heights taller than the Statue... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 April 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 can stand INSIDE 2,000 year old trees. Somewhat uphill but an easy hike for experienced... More 

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Eureka, California
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Reviewed 29 March 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 forest and the awe I experience in these redwood trees presence.

Thank jdserenity
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 March 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 foot trails hikes. They were easy enough to do with no steep inclines and one... More 

Thank Stephanie V
Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 14 January 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 the park. In the springtime, the forest there has lots of wildflowers, such as the... More 

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