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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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Nice day hiking

With only a short amount of time in Redwood country, my spouse and I spent an afternoon hiking on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kansas City, Missouri
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Like Visiting Another World

I would highly recommend this park with Jedediah Smith Redwoods park for an ultimate big trees... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 yesterday via mobile

With only a short amount of time in Redwood country, my spouse and I spent an afternoon hiking on the beautifully maintained trails in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Maps were available at the visitor center and trails were very well marked. We saw so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I would highly recommend this park with Jedediah Smith Redwoods park for an ultimate big trees vacation. The scenic drive has many well labeled trail heads along the drive and all of the hikes are fantastic! We felt the the Miner's Ridge Trail to Fern...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HikingGrumble
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Spent the day exploring the beach and forest in this park on New Year's Eve 2019! Chose this park aside from the others because of the different aspects: beach, trees, fern canyon, elk prairie. Not too busy, never had trouble finding parking. The Ranger in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PalouCope
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 30 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
Thank Robby G C
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
Thank biondabear
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
Thank TravellingKaren2014
Reviewed 10 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 22 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
Thank glennm921
Reviewed 17 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
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28 February 2019|
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Response from 585janar | Reviewed this property |
I have never camped there because I live here. I don't believe the campground is open now but the park is. You can always camp at Clam Beach, open year round, on a first come basis. It is about 30 minutes South of the... More
colleen l
19 February 2019|
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Response from 585janar | Reviewed this property |
I was just there today, if you need to ask anything else I'll be glad to help.
3 January 2019|
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Response from glennm921 | Reviewed this property |
I think you have gotten good advice. There are no limitations that I am aware of for the trails in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. At some times for maintenance and controlled burns, various trails will be closed... More