Prairie Creek Redwoods Big Loop is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Orick, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

old growth

no dogs

6 months ago

Very fun not hard to find.

hiking
7 months ago

Picked up the trail along the road, took it south and then met up with big tree. Great hike!

11 months ago

Easy walked big plenty of groves of the massive giants that you have come to this park for. Footing is easy going and a welcome change when done as the back half or westridge.

hiking
Friday, December 30, 2016

I like Big Trees, especially Rhody and Foothill is ok but Prairie Creek Trail for me is the parks worst. I will only be on it when I need to use it as a connector to other trails close by.

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Nice easy trail that parallels the parkway so there is occasional car noise. There are several other entrances and passes the Big Tree. Can be part of several loop hikes.

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016