Explore the most popular Camping trails in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 days ago

An amazing hike, I’ve never seen anything like it! Prepare to do a lot of crossing over the little stream, feet could definitely get wet but it is worth every step!

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muddy
off trail
rocky
washed out
22 days ago

One of the best small loop hikes I’ve done. Super easy and beautiful! A must see! You do have to get creative on the creek part of the hike. Creek Ed is constantly changing. You have to cross it about 20-30 times. I wore walking shoes and socks didn’t get wet, but there were some close calls. If I did again I’d wear waterproof hiking shoes.

running
30 days ago

This was a fun trail to run on. The trail is in excellent condition, it is clearly well cared for. It is like you have the best of both worlds, a great trail in the old tall trees, with a view of the meadow where elk frequent.

easy trail, but so beautiful very friendly!

Everything green I imagined it would be!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

State park so No Dogs

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Rough to get to but stunning. Cash only or a park/camping pass to get in - just a forewarning.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Highly recommend! Easy hike through the canyon!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome place to hike. I can see why it was such a great place to shoot dinosaurs with movie magic. Very relaxing walk through nature. Highly recommended. Very easy and beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing trail to walk in the rain! We loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

Although in Redwood Statepark, this trail has little to do with redwood. But in this one-ish-mile loop trail, you can experience myriad of terrian and plants. We in particular loved the canyon covered by ferns. And alongside the crystal clear creek, the trail itself was amazing. The access road was unpaved. And about one-mile away from trailhead, a creek with torrent of water was running through the road. If you drive a sedan, maybe its a good idea to park before that. Also, the Golden Bluff beach nearby is decent, and we thought it as a bonus

Very nice trail through the Redwood forest. We hiked here on a Sunday and did the Miner’s Ridge trail first. That was a good choice because we only saw 10 other hikers or so untill we reached the beach. The beach part is pretty heavy in the sand but definitely worth it. We saw some seals in the ocean and lots of birds. The James Irvine trail was much more trafficked but that could also be due to the time (early afternoon). I found the first mile of the Miner’s Ridge trail the most beautiful, after that it’s mostly “more of the same”.

Great trail for the kids. ages 10, 8, and 2. we all had a good time on this trail. super easy, gorgeous scenery.

Incredible fern covered canyon walls, banana slug, mushroom covered logs, small stream, easy trail

Exceptional trail between Redwoods.

Saturday of Labor Day weekend, saw no one at all. Not a spec of trash or graffiti. Pin drop silent with magnificent views of redwoods in a more-brightly lit drainage than other parts of the park. The bridge is still out but it’s passable as are a couple low crawls under fallen giants. Creek side and hills up and down make this trail interesting throughout. Very glad to do it clockwise; the final .6 mi is steep down, when we used our hiking poles.

An absolutely stunning trail. It's so peaceful when it's not crowded.

Probably one of the most beautiful hikes you will ever take. First the marvelous redwoods, then the Jurassic-like fern canyon, the expansive beach where we saw seals, two dolphins and pelicans. This is an amazing hike. Only passed 9 small groups in 22 km. We took the longer beach route, where you can stop for lunch. Lots of elk along the way.

Lots of variety! Trees, ferns and beach. What’s not to love! Definitely would recommend it. Not difficult for anyone in reasonable shape. Did it in just under 4.5 hrs.

Hiked down and back up with my son on 8-16-2019. The path is in excellent condition for a long moderate hike in the beautiful redwood forest. The fern canyon loop at the bottom is breathtaking. Bring plenty of water and electrolyte drinks and healthy snacks. We took 6h at a normal pace interrupted with stops to enjoy the beautiful nature and added a 15 minute rest in fern canyon.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing place. My 4 year old did great! It really feels like you are going back in time here.

A disclaimer: I was with my five year old and my wife, who doesn’t like hiking. With that in mind this was perfect. It’s short and is full of lush vistas. My wife enjoyed it because it truly is beautiful and it was full of people which, given that part of her dislike of hiking is a fear that at any moment something will eat her if she’s alone, this assuaged. My 5 year old was able to hop streams, walk across low bridges and couldn’t get enough of the high canyon walls of ferns. It also smells incredible. Someone should bottle that. As a result of this hike my wife has said she’ll try another hike. Success!

hiking
3 months ago

With an RV very hard to get there. Street is very narrow and bumpy. In case you make it to Golden Bluff - walk to the trail and do not cross the river. We tried it and damaged our RV :-(

it was pretty. I was expecting more by all the ratings and comments.

This place is rad, very Jurassic parkish.

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