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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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Address: Orick, CA
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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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An extraordinary place with redwoods, wildflowers, big elks and much, much more!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Larry W
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Santa Rosa, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is a great escape from the craziness of city life. There are hiking trails that give you plenty of opportunities to walk along the giant redwoods.

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Brooktondale, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful hike!! Don't miss the aptly named "Big Tree," a tree so wide around that people wanted to chop it down and turn it into a dance floor.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Prairie Creek by far has the best hikes and scenery of the Redwoods. Completely worth the long drive north, the gigantic trees and ferns have no words to describe them. The trail heads start immediately at the Paveway where there is ample parking (at least during the off season December month). It was an awe to walk thru the well... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It is hard to explain the absolute majestic grandeur (can't think of better terms to use) of this drive down through gigantic redwood trees. You feel like you have somehow stumbled back in time to a prehistoric forest where mankind seems small and out of place. This is one of those where pictures will never do it justice (although I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Someone else recommended stopping at Visitors Center first and get advice on what to do and where to go to meet your needs. Good idea. We didn't know where to stop and so got over whelmed. Finally we got some advice and enjoyed our three mild hikes. After a while even these big trees blend together. Not their fault...there are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to take a walk. Kids got their patches for the edventure quest. We walked on a loop trail that was easy enough we were able to use the stroller for the baby. We followed the signs pointing to "big tree" and sure enough we found a big tree! Great walk with excellent trees and views of nature

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed five nights early September at Elk Prairie Campground. It was frustrating since we had our dog w us on the trip--he could not be left at home due to his pacemaker--and so, we could not walk on a single trail in the Park (dogs not allowed on any trails in U.S. Federal or State parks; there are in... More 

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Elburn, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

First I would recomend you stop at the visitor center and tell them what kind of trail you want and how far you want to walk. We said pretty easy and about 4 miles and they created a circle for us... doing part of Prairie Creek Trail (loved it), Big Tree and then Cathedral of Tree's We liked Prairie Creek... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

There are many trails to see tall trees. I would have a plan because there are so many trails with huge trees. Check out "the big tree". The drive through there is easy and very scenic. If you are limited on time yet want to take a short trail check out Lady Bird Johnson.

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