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Amidst the Giants

We enjoyed exploring the Newton B Drury Parkway. We were now in the Redwoods. It is fun to drive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
Beautiful Drive Through The Redwoods

To best enjoy the Redwoods, get off Hwy 101. You’ll find some wonderful pull outs and hiking... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Fremont, California
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Old HIghway 101, Orick, CA
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All reviews beautiful drive scenic route visitor center elk prairie south end parallel road many options speed limit drury parkway worth the detour pull over interpretive trail hiking trails beautiful area take pictures amazing trees take your time
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I left Crescent city,cal. We went off HWY 101 on to the Newton b.Drury scenic parkway & drove for 10 miles. It was a great wonderful driving trip thru some of the tallest trees in the planet Earth.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed exploring the Newton B Drury Parkway. We were now in the Redwoods. It is fun to drive in the Redwoods. We were surrounded by red trees. We stopped a lot to take pictures. Those trees are huge!

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

To best enjoy the Redwoods, get off Hwy 101. You’ll find some wonderful pull outs and hiking trails. Stop at the Prairie Creek Visitor Center for a map and the opportunity to discuss with a ranger your many options to better explore redwood country. This...More

1  Thank glennm921
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Lots of beautiful short( under 1 mile) hikes that we found great with young children (2&5) Most are completely in the shade

1  Thank U7620IImichaelm
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We drove through this the first day in the area. We came back two days later and walked the Prairie Creek Trail and then crossed over to the Big Tree and headed south back to the Visitors Center by way of Cathedral Trail. These were...More

1  Thank JimM-NJ
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We tried looking for elk at Elk Prairie, but to no avail. Then we tried Elk Meadows and saw one, then a pair and followed them to a bridge at the end of a closed drive. There was a herd! And we found a stately...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I visit this park regularly. There are clean bathrooms (almost all the time). Easy paths that can even be used by those who are wheelchair bound. Or more difficult paths for the avid hiker. The path around the meadow is low to mid moderate hike...More

Thank 585janar
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The park ranger told us to skip the new section of Hwy 101 in favor of the Newton B. Drury Parkway. We had planned to drive both sections thinking there would be redwood trees on both. She told us that all of the redwoods are...More

5  Thank mlm116
Reviewed 21 July 2018

A very easy parallel drive to Highway 101 that goes for about 12 miles. Beautiful forested drive with many pull outs. Bathrooms at the visitor center at the south end. The 45 mile per hour speed limit will only lose you about 10 minutes or...More

1  Thank dhen
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Put on your favorite tunes and be amazed by this ride through towering giants, at times lost in the mist.

Thank Irina H
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amanda f
4 August 2018|
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Response from 585janar | Reviewed this property |
I usually recommend Fern Canyon where Jurassic park was filmed. The dirt road there is 5-10 miles plus you cross some very small streams. You can walk right up the canyon on logs and stuff that have been strategically placed.
Jacob L
26 May 2015|
Response from Chris B |
No, no tolls charged to drive this great byway!