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