Hiking Project Logo

gem icon Fern Canyon [Suggest Edits]

38 votes
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Description

An area straight out of prehistoric times. This large canyon is completely covered with Ferns and it follows a small stream that empties into the Pacific Ocean. Small sections of boardwalk and dirt paths meander through this giant canyon, which is a MUST while in the Redwoods area.

Short Hike: Small road through old growth forest leads to parking area. Possible stream crossings in spring/early summer.

Family Friendly: This is easily accessible, great for kids.

Gem Type: Other

Shared by:
Mike Teeter

0 Comments

You & This Gem

Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jun 28, 2022
Emily Taylor
Beautiful!
Jun 26, 2022
Aimee Vandemark
May 15, 2022
Molten Cow
Loop = turn around
Apr 23, 2022
JJust Jackie
Nov 24, 2021
Tyler Tomlinson
Really pretty and a nice hike but be prepared to hike through ankle deep water. bring waterproof hiking boots or water shoes.
Oct 11, 2021
Katie G
Sep 21, 2021
Scott S
Went clockwise which ended the loop in the canyon. Hiking the other direction was signed better
Sep 9, 2021
Danielle Meyer

Nearby Gems

gem Favorite That's one massive tree! (Big Tree Wayside)

Big Tree Wayside

(13) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite The view of the Klamath River flowing into the Pacific Ocean is quite beautiful.

Klamath River Overlook

(7) Bertsch…, CA
gem Favorite Klamath Beach Trail traverses a verdant forest rife with undergrowth before popping out on the beach.

Klamath Beach and Estuary

(4) Bertsch…, CA

Nearby Trails

11.9 mi 19.1 km James Irvine to Fern Canyon
Intermediate
Crescent City, CA
Intermediate
Crescent City, CA
Unknown
Update
29 
0.7 mi 1.1 km Fern Canyon Loop Trail
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Unknown
Update
28 
1.4 mi 2.3 km Lady Bird Johnson Grove Nature Trail
Easy
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry
10 days ago
32 
16.9 mi 27.3 km Redwoods Splendor Loop
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Unknown
Update
9.8 mi 15.7 km Coastal Trail: South
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Unknown
Update
0.2 mi 0.3 km Klamath Beach Trail
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Unknown
Update
5.0 mi 8.1 km James Irvine Trail
Intermediate
Crescent City, CA
Intermediate
Crescent City, CA
Unknown
Update
8.0 mi 12.9 km Friendship Ridge Loop Hike
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Unknown
Update
4.3 mi 6.9 km Prairie Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Crescent City, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Crescent City, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry
74 days ago
2.2 mi 3.5 km Foothill Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Crescent City, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Crescent City, CA
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry, Some Mud
53 days ago
Shared by Mike Teeter on Nov 23, 2015. All Page Views: 2,951. Last Month: 19.