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“Scenic drive”

Newton B Drury Parkway
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Orick
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Scenic drive through redwoods, definitely worth it if you have the time. Easily accessible from 101. Lots of hiking trails

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

It just so happened that we were here on vacation during the 1 day a year the parkway closes to allow hikers and bikers only. We were fortunate enough to get dropped off at the top with our bikes so we had an easy ride down. Took a small detour near the bottom to view the "Big Tree". We began at 9am so the road was nearly empty - a very enjoyable and peaceful ride.

Thank lisahargus
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

This is an alternate to the freeway, and it wanders through the redwoods and connects Prarie Creek Park to the Klamath River. There are trailheads every quarter mile or so, and any of them will give you a great hike or even short walk.

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Beautiful scenic drive and must see when visiting the Redwoods. Also, be sure not to miss Cal-Barrel Rd. - it is an unpaved road that winds it's way deeper into the grove.

We drove through the parkway and stopped along the way for pictures and shorts walks. Traffic was light the first week of October so we had no problems pulling off to the side when we wanted.

There are a number of trails in this area but we were unable to take full advantage based on time constraints. We would do so in another visit.

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Reviewed 7 September 2013

This "Scenic Bypass" is a must, especially for RV and Campers as it is on a relatively smooth road with no steep grades like Hwy 101. It's the most scenic, serene, close-up, easy 10 mile drive to see and smell the trees, moss & ferns with plenty of pull-out space, even for large a RV/toad. Kids really love it & the visions that will be etched in your memory are priceless.

It's easy to take a short walk and soak in the majesty of these giants, then jump back into your car to continue. The "big tree" is not to be missed as words or photos will not compare to being there. I was very surprised at it's size, and have seen many huge Redwoods, Sequoias, etc. in most CA parks. There is also an Elk Prairie and I've seen elk near the campground on several occasions during my 4 trips (2 in each direction) on the road recently.

Morning or evening fog may add to the hobbit-like experience, but try to avoid mid-day. The glare thru the canopy makes it difficult to see. If you like to hike, be sure to stop at a visitor center for maps and suggestions on the dozens of trails in the Redwood Parks.

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