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greenBlue Prairie Creek Trail

Trail

4.3 mile 6.9 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 391' 119 m
Descent: -163' -50 m
High: 376' 115 m
Low: 148' 45 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Hunter R

A true adventure, this trail leads through gorgeous redwood forests and past stunning coastal streams full of fish.

Hunter R

Features River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly While the kids might not be up for hiking the full trail, you have the option to hike as short or long of an out-and-back fro the visitor center as they can handle.

Description

The Prairie Creek Trail should rank high on any list of great must-dos in Redwood National Park.

Starting at the Prairie Creek Visitor Center, follow the trail north as it winds through towering redwoods and past a glassy creek. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for cutthroat trout and steelhead resting their tired muscles in the stream's deep pools.

Midway down the trail, you'll reach a spur for the Corkscrew Tree, a towering behemoth with a set of four intertwined trunks.

On the second half of the trail, expect it to continue in typical form to its terminus at an intersection with Zig Zag No. 2.

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May 20, 2019
Caroline Hartford
Followed from the Big Tree back to the visitor's center. Beautiful easy trail. — 3h 00m
Mar 21, 2019
Greg Redmond
Short hike along beautiful creek amongst Redwoods incl Corkscrew 1.5mi — 0h 45m
Oct 23, 2018
Darrin B
Sep 10, 2018
Logan Shaver
Aug 14, 2018
Gretchen Chojnacki-Herbers
Kids loved the activities from the state park, and especially walking through the tee tunnels! 1mi — 1h 00m
Jun 26, 2018
Wesley Reetz
Aug 25, 2017
Manny Singh
Jun 16, 2016
Cirbie Krslovic

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