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Orick Hike Fern Canyon Trail

Hike Fern Canyon Trail
Hike Fern Canyon Trail

Gold Bluffs Beach Road Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Orick, CA 95555
http://www.hikespeak.com/trails/fern-canyon-hike-prairie-creek-redwoods-state-park/

If you’ve never walked between fifty foot walls of ferns, than you haven’t experienced a hike like Fern Canyon Trail. This short trek transports you through a cool moist canyon with fortress-like walls covered top to bottom in enchanting ferns. The trail starts just inland from a vacant stretch of Northern California coast, and then turns inland into the lush shady forest housing Fern Canyon. The hike can be done as a 1.1-mile lollipop loop with 150 feet of elevation gain, but it is most enjoyable as a one mile out and back with 75 feet of elevation gain. Turn around at the top of Fern Canyon and replay the most exciting portion of the hike.

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