Top Adventures in Orick

  • Drive Bald Hills Road in Redwood National and State Parks

    Driving the Bald Hills Road was a totally unexpected treat when I visited Redwood National and State Parks. We only had a day to spend there on a week long California road trip but I was so glad that we made the decision to drive the road while vi...

  • Backpack Redwood National and State Parks

    Day 1: Check with the Rangers station before heading up for best camping opportunities. Assuming you've checked with the rangers for approval...if there are openings, off of the main road, there are side streets with access to the beaches. Pull in...

    6 miles

  • Hike through Lady Bird Johnson Grove in Redwood NP

    This hike starts in the parking lot of the Lady Bird Johnson Grove Picnic Area. As one of the more popular hikes in Redwood National Park, it is a good idea to get there early to secure parking and miss the crowds. To get to the parking lot from t...

    1.4 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to Trillium Falls

    Trillium Falls trail is a nice little hike through a second growth and old growth redwood forest. The trail is lined with sweet smelling ferns and has plenty of shade the entire route. This would be good for a midday hike in summer. The trail star...

    2.8 miles 500 ft gain

  • Explore the Prairie Creek Redwoods

    Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is located in Orick, CA about 50 miles North of Eureka, Ca and 25 miles South of Crescent City, CA. Take the Newton B Drury Scenic Parkway exit off of Highway 101. Along this road there is a prairie where wild Roo...

  • Backpack Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

    This is the itinerary for our 3 day backpacking trip at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in early May. The original plan was to backpack Redwood Creek Trail in Redwood National Park.  A couple issues stopped us from doing that: The water level wa...

    20 miles

  • Hike to Tall Trees Grove, Redwood NP

    NOTE: You need a permit, albeit free, to do this hike.First, you'll need to go to the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center just off Highway 101 south of Orick, CA. Once there, write down your license plate number and go up to the counter and ask one of...

    3.9 miles 690 ft gain

  • Hike the Emerald Ridge - Redwood Creek Loop

    This loop begins at the Tall Trees Trailhead.  To access this parking area, you must have a permit that you can obtain from the Kuchel ranger station.  The gate is locked.  When you get the permit, the ranger will also give you the combination to ...

    6 miles 900 ft gain

  • Camp at Gold Bluff Beach

    Located at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, the access road to this beach is a dirt road through the redwoods. Once you arrive to the beach area there is a park booth. The charge to overnight is $35 per day. Can also pay a day use fee which is l...

  • Hike the Friendship Ridge Trail loop via the Coastal Trail

    This loop hikes starts at the Fern Canyon Trailhead.  To get to Fern Canyon, drive to the end of Davison Rd, also known as Gold Bluff Beach road.  There is a pay station at the entrance to the road ($8 in 2015).  After heavy rain, the road may be ...

    8 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Explore Fern Canyon

    Fern Canyon is located within Gold Bluffs Beach at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park located some 45 miles south of Crescent City, CA. Entrance to the beach area is located on Davidson Rd off the US-101 in Orick, CA. You will need to drive for abo...

  • Hike the James Irvine Miner's Ridge Loop, Redwood National Forest

    What is known as the "James Irvine Miner's Ridge Loop" is actually a combination of trails that creates a loop in the Redwood Forest. For only being around 12 miles round trip, it is an easy way to see the diverse scenery in one hike. In a nutshel...

    12 miles 1350 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Orick, California

      Johnny Redwood Cabin

      Come and have breakfast with the elk at Elk Meadow Cabins. Watch elk graze right from your cabin window or stroll out to the meadow with a cup of coffee to see the majestic Roosevelt Elk up close. ...

      From $269/night

    • Orick, California

      Gold Rush Cabin

      Come and have breakfast with the elk at Elk Meadow Cabins. Watch elk graze right from your cabin window or stroll out to the meadow with a cup of coffee to see the majestic Roosevelt Elk up close. ...

      From $259/night

    • Orick, California

      Lady Bird Loft

      Come and have breakfast with the elk at Elk Meadow Cabins. Watch elk graze right from your cabin window or stroll out to the meadow with a cup of coffee to see the majestic Roosevelt Elk up close. ...

      From $259/night

    • Orick, California

      Prairie Creek Cabin

      Come and have breakfast with the elk at Elk Meadow Cabins. Watch elk graze right from your cabin window or stroll out to the meadow with a cup of coffee to see the majestic Roosevelt Elk up close. ...

      From $259/night

    • Orick, California

      Beachcomber Cabin

      Come and have breakfast with the elk at Elk Meadow Cabins. Watch elk graze right from your cabin window or stroll out to the meadow with a cup of coffee to see the majestic Roosevelt Elk up close. ...

      From $199/night

    • Orick, California

      O'reqw Valley Ranch Studio

      Come and have breakfast with the elk at Elk Meadow Cabins. Watch elk graze right from your cabin window or stroll out to the meadow with a cup of coffee to see the majestic Roosevelt Elk up close. ...

      From $159/night

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