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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
+1 707-464-6101
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Travel off of 101 to Newton B Drury Scenic Highway

Definitely worth the extra time to travel off of 101 and take the Newton B Drury Scenic Highway... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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Stopped at the visitor center right next to the elk meadows to get directions for a trail not too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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This state park, established in 1923, is part of the Redwoods National and State Park System.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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127011 Newton B Drury Parkway, Orick, CA
+1 707-464-6101
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth the extra time to travel off of 101 and take the Newton B Drury Scenic Highway. Located north of Eureka. This park has the best chance of seeing elk. There are meadows and walking trails getting you close enough to see some. We...More

Thank tokanier
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at the visitor center right next to the elk meadows to get directions for a trail not too long and difficult. Very friendly people guided us to the prairie creek trail. We met very few people on the trail, which makes it a better...More

Thank Kytting
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in the visitors center to get information on hikes. The ranger recommended the Foothill trail to see Big Tree and then to loop back along the Prairie Creek Trail (about 3 miles round trip). The trees were incredible and we mostly had the...More

Thank AnOutdoorEnthusiast
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in nearby Trinidad, and kept returning to this magical place. I will review two relatively short hikes, but there is much more to do and see here. The Trillium Falls Trail is short (3.1 miles) loop trail, moderate elevation changes, and really,...More

1  Thank brtech
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible trees all over and several of the best hikes we have ever had. Humbolt is great but Prarie Creek is exceptional, so if you have the time it's worth the extra miles (assuming your driving from the south). The full day hike: Miners ridge...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stop by this area orick to see the wonders of redwood and were delighted to see the giant redwood and groups of Elks nearby crescent City. You can also see the giants redwood not too far located on avenue of giants and lost beach...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan to spend at least a full day here. There is so much to see and do. If you are in a hurry be sure to drive the Nelson Drury scenic drive at a minimum.

1  Thank sndovale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the drive from across the bridge to Crescent City. Amazing. Some cars are moving swiftly on this gravel road so be sensitive to others. We drove in my car, not an SUV. Not a problem, but go slow and watch for holes and...More

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Prairie Creek area to explore. There were many spots to choose from as is vast area. We took pics along the park & checked out 'The Corkscrew Tree' & 'The Big Tree'. You have to walk a little to see both. We...More

Thank clb5169
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suggest at least 2-3 days to be spent in the park. There are a lot of different trails to choose. Go to the visitor center first to choose the right one for you.

Thank vaz65
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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.