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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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Address: Orick, CA
Phone Number: +1 707-464-6101
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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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Wonderful drive, enormous trees

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Toronto, Ontario
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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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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were on our way south from Oregon and had a wonderful hike through the woods along the Redwood Creek Trail. Forest and ocean - this experience stays with me and will do so for a very long time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

After experiencing driving to Stout Grove, this drive is no surprise to us ( narrow and curvy gravel road). At the end of the road there are many hiking trails you can take either to coastal line or to waterfall. Near Prairie Creek visitor center you have chance to see many elks. Some of them just hiding in tall grass.

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a must see location a scenic drive through the park along the park. Stop and look out over where you can see the coast line.See the huge Redwoods. Nice places to stop for a picnic. So many hiking trails and ways to explore.

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I've attended the run in the redwoods here in 2015 on a whim. It was so beautiful that my wife and I took a road trip back up here for an overnight camping trip. Very beautiful and not too far from home (Napa).

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