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Fern Canyon

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Gold Bluffs Beach, CA 95555
+1 707-465-7354
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Definite must see--especially for plant lovers.

Well worth the moddest park entrance fee--which is good for the day at other parks. There is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
L M
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Nevada
Ok to see

It is nice to see but I guess my expectations were a bit too high. I did the walk in flip-flops and... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Clarette P
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This secluded canyon, home to many ferns, makes for an interesting hike.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Gold Bluffs Beach, CA 95555
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth the moddest park entrance fee--which is good for the day at other parks. There is dirt/gravel road access, but well worth the time it takes to get there.

Thank L M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

It is nice to see but I guess my expectations were a bit too high. I did the walk in flip-flops and it was ok since you had to walk through water quite a lot. The fee for entrance to the park is $8. Bring...More

Thank Clarette P
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I took my two sons (ages 5 and 7) to explore Fern Canyon. This is a trek filled with beautiful scenery and a whole lot of adventure! The gentle hike gives way to plank bridges over streams, clambering over felled trees, short...More

Thank MrsTRobertson
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Having hiked to within 1 mile the day before from Prairie Creek on the James Levine trail turning back due to impending darkness, we decided to drive in from the Elk Prairie entrance. It's a difficult drive best done in 4wd. Fern Canyon is spectacular...More

Thank JohnM562
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth the long bumpy road and the watery hike. Second time here. Also a very beautiful beach. A tent campground as well.

Thank Isabel L
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Lucky for us, we found a herd of elk resting on the bluffs before the short hike to Fern Valley. This is worth this scary drive up Davidson Road/Dirt Path and price to enter the park.

1  Thank Stokest
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Dirt road is really rough for a car to drive on. We paid the $8 entry fee only to find out that you have to drive through a creek to get to the fern canyon. Ranger said even a corvette could drive through the creek...More

Thank JP0010
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We visited in July of 2016 and it was awesome. The hike to the canyon was short and easy and we saw elk on the way there and back. The ferns were just awesome, it was like you were in another world. They filmed part...More

1  Thank CC B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It's a bit of a drive but at the end of the road is a short walk to this lovely spot. The canyon is narrow and filled with ferns.You'll get your feet wet!

Thank sndovale
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The drive back in here is long and the road isn't the best but the canyon itself is at the end and you can park in the gravel lot and it's only a short walk to the entrance and from there you can walk as...More

Thank Peppertaz
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10 September 2017|
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Response from Becky M | Reviewed this property |
From what I can see it is only 9 miles round trip easy walk. This trail was closed when we were there. We drove most of the way to Fern Canyon via Davison Rd. It is a little bit sketchy but we drove a crossover vehicle right... More
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Rachel B
18 July 2017|
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Response from Peppertaz | Reviewed this property |
I think he should be fine. You can always just go in as far as he can and you'll still see quite a bit. I walked barefoot in April and got up there quite a ways! So a 4 year old thats prepared with boots or water shoes... More
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