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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
+1 707-464-6101
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Big Tree Wayside, easy access for those with less mobility

If you or a family member have limited ability to walk, or have a stroller, or even a wheelchair... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Neptune Beach, Florida
Great for time alone with the TREES

one more jewel in northern CA for truly inspirational walks among these giant redwoods. SOOOOO... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Jackson, MS
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This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
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127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

If you or a family member have limited ability to walk, or have a stroller, or even a wheelchair, Big Tree Wayside is a great place for you to visit. The parking lot is very close to Big Tree, on a paved path until you...More

1  Thank JimandMarty
Reviewed 16 October 2017

one more jewel in northern CA for truly inspirational walks among these giant redwoods. SOOOOO much better than the crowds at Muir Woods. We did several of these parks up the CA Hwy 101 on a recent trip and really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere...More

Thank JSmith999
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This seems to be a place from a prehistoric time. Ranger Seth was very passionate about this park of giant redwoods. Parking in the lot by the station isn't really allowed for any period of time and the road by it was full of cars.

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Pick up a trails map at the visitors centre and go from there. There are a number of varying length, but the Park Rangers will give you advice on difficulty versus what you can see. There are a number of magnificent examples within a reasonable...More

Thank Conrad N
Reviewed 27 September 2017

To come and hike the Rhododendron Trail on the east side of the Newton B Drury Pkwy was the main reason for our trip to northern California. We had hiked a little of it years ago and said we had to go back and really...More

Thank Sylvia A
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to get up close to giant redwoods. There are many trailheads along the road where you can start your adventure. The forest is like a different planet with the big trees and ferns giving it a prehistoric feel. Note that...More

Thank Raygun99
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Jedidiah Smith and Stout Grove were very impressive, and I loved the Coastal Drive Loop, but for ease of access and overall awesomeness, I think I liked the Drury Parkway drive the best. You are immersed in huge trees. Find Schenk Grove and hike it-...More

1  Thank Marvin S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We spent the day hiking in the Redwoods, viewing Roosevelt Elk up close, walking through the amazing Fern Canyon and walking on the beach. Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes that can get wet, when wading through shallow ankle depth streams.

Thank sassykanban
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Avenue of the Giants is beautiful and it's flat. This is great for people with disabilities. I love beautiful landscapes with elevation, and Prairie Creek fits the bill. There is a beautiful little waterfall hike that's not on the park map, and it's definitely worth...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

It's only a 10 mile loop in order to see these majestic redwoods. Many times you can go and not too many other cars will be there. You can pull over on the side spot and feel the silence and amazing grounding energy of these...More

Thank mackanna
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16 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
22 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.
5 August 2015|
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Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no. The visitor center has books, postcards and a few trinkets, but no food.