Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Notes: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park was established on August 13, 1923 after Zipporah Russ donated a 0.25 mi2 (0.65 km2) tract of old-growth redwood forest to Save the Redwoods League. In 1931, the park expanded substantially when Save The Redwoods League contributed 7.8 mi2 (20.2 km2) of old-growth forest it had acquired from Sage Land and Improvement Company. In 1965, the park expanded yet again after Save the Redwoods League acquired and donated another 0.05 mi2 (0.12 km2) tract of land which included Fern Canyon.

Today, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park spans almost 22 mi2 (57 km2) of terrain, most of which contains old-growth redwood forest, and contains more than 77 mi (124 km) of hiking trails. The park receives more than 400,000 visitors annually.

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park includes the redwood with the largest crown and highest-class reiteration (Iluvatar), the redwood with the deepest crown (Zeus), the redwood with the most crown reiterations (undisclosed), the coast redwood with the most leaves (Iluvatar), the fastest-growing (by mass) redwood (Atlas), 1 of the 20 largest trees on Earth (Iluvatar), and 4 of the 10 largest coast redwoods (Iluvatar, Newton B. Drury, Sir Isaac Newton, and Terex Titan). The park contains 9 trees taller than 350 ft (106.68 m), 1 tree taller than 360 ft (109.73 m), 24 trees larger than 20,000 ft3 (566 m3), 16 trees larger than 25,000 ft3 (708 m3), 6 trees larger than 30,000 ft3 (850 m3), and 2 trees larger than 35,000 ft3 (991 m3).

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park includes 354 coast redwood groves:

  • Linda Marie Abranya Grove
  • Achelis Foundation Grove
  • Gertrude Strong Achilles Grove
  • Paul Strong Achilles Grove
  • Beulah V., Ruth, and Virginia Adams Grove
  • Douglas S. Adams Grove
  • George G. and Ida M. Adomeit Grove
  • Adriance-Monaco Grove
  • Ruth and Edward Albright Grove
  • Van Alstyne Redwoods Grove
  • Edward D. and Nella K. Armstrong Grove
  • Herbert P. Atkinson Grove
  • Atlas Grove
  • Harry and Elizabeth Backus Grove
  • Etta B. Bailey Grove
  • Baker Grove
  • Hazel King Bakewell Grove
  • John Glascock Baldwin Grove
  • James and Dorothy Barker Grove
  • Murrell L. Barnhart Grove
  • James Holmes Barr, M.D. and Hedwick T. Barr Grove
  • Rose Bartel Grove
  • Rexford W. Barton Grove
  • Frank P. Belotti Grove
  • Bennett Family Grove
  • Elaine Berke Grove
  • Eleanor and Fred Berke Grove
  • Leet and Beatrice Bissell Grove
  • Charles and Frances Blecha Grove
  • Robert Woods Bliss
  • Marguerite and Ernest Bloch Grove
  • Ethel Hulbert Bloodgood Grove
  • Walter S. Bloom Grove
  • Ada Fenimore Bock Grove
  • Barbara Maier Bowman Grove
  • Harold C. Bradley Grove
  • H. S. Braucher Grove
  • John C. Brickell Grove
  • Eugene Waddell Britt Grove
  • Attorney F. Eugene Brown and Wife Ruth Irene Grove
  • James W. Buel Grove
  • Bessie Smith Bullard Grove
  • Sellar Bullard Grove
  • Luther Burbank Grove
  • Richard and Carol Burton Grove
  • Henry P. Busch and Lydia L. Busch Grove
  • Louise A. Bruning Cable Grove
  • California Garden Clubs Grove
  • California P.T.A. Grove
  • California Real Estate Association Grove
  • Bruce and Ruth Cameron Grove
  • Selah and Edith McD. Chamberlain Grove
  • Allen and Alma S. Chickering Grove
  • Children’s Grove
  • John and Elizabeth Claflin Grove
  • Anna Florence Clayton Grove
  • Wallace and Mary Helen Clements Grove
  • B. Dorothy Cohen Grove
  • Harold J. Cohen Grove
  • Arthur E. and Florence R. Connick Grove
  • Joseph Randolph Coolidge III Grove
  • Frederick Gardner Cottrell Grove
  • Ed and Mary Court Grove
  • Ruth I. and William Cozzens Grove
  • Oscie Louise Davis Crosland Grove
  • The Illés/Rozsa Csalad Grove
  • Cecil Harrold Dana Grove
  • Aaron Davis Grove
  • Rachel Stephens Davis Grove
  • Kenneth and Marjorie Dawdy Grove
  • Gwendolyn Winifred De Camp Grove
  • The Declaration of Independence Grove
  • Henry Devoy-Matthew Lee Gillogly Grove
  • Susan Kersch Deyoung Grove
  • Albert Dibblee Grove
  • Everett A. Doane Grove
  • Reverend John W. Doane Grove
  • Dewey Donnell Grove
  • Franklin H. and Emily W. Donnell Grove
  • Glenn McClelland Donnell Grove
  • Jean Bolton Donnell Grove
  • Frank J. and Isabelle V. Dore Grove
  • Newton B. Drury and Aubrey Drury Grove
  • Dorothea M. Dryer and George E. Merrill Grove
  • Ducommun Grove 1965
  • William W. Eastman Grove
  • Alice Eastwood Grove
  • Elizabeth H. S. Eddy Grove
  • Howard D. and Marion B. Eddy Grove
  • Mabel Thacher Edwards Grove
  • John Glide Elliott and Thornton William Elliott Grove
  • Lincoln Ellsworth Grove
  • Lincoln Ellsworth Grove
  • Entwistle Family Grove
  • Euphrat Family Grove
  • Edward Tatnall Evans Grove
  • Harriet J. Evans Grove
  • J. Marshall Evans Grove
  • James M. Evans, Jr. Grove
  • Ewald-King Grove
  • Benjamin F. Fabens and Martha W. Fabens Grove
  • Helene Irwin Fagan Grove
  • Tom Farber Grove
  • Jacob P. Fey and Elizabeth Rimiller Fey Grove
  • Lucinda Louisa Fey Grove
  • Marie and Hubert A. Fischer Grove
  • The Daniel A. Flickinger, Jr. Grove
  • Flory Family Grove
  • The Fore Mothers Grove
  • Forever Grove
  • Orville C. Fox Grove
  • Max and Clara Frankenthal Grove
  • David E. Freeland and Joyce W. Freeland Grove
  • Freudenthal Family Grove
  • Fruh-vanSickle Family Grove
  • Vira G. Ferguson and William C. Ferguson Grove
  • The Friendship Grove
  • Robert and Rosella Fusfeld Grove
  • Garden Club of America Grove
  • David Z. Gardner Grove
  • Blanche Hinman Garland Grove
  • Helen Chandler Garland Grove
  • John Jewett Garland Grove
  • William May Garland Grove
  • William May Garland II Grove
  • Ethel F. Gerdinick Grove
  • Nicholas and Margaret Gerdinick Family Grove
  • Addie Ghirardelli Grove
  • Gillogly Children Grove
  • C. M.& Goethe Grove
  • Mary Glide Goethe Grove
  • The Grandchildren’s Grove
  • Christopher Mabley Granger Grove
  • Louise Ireland Granger Grove
  • Madison Grant Forest and Elk Refuge
  • Mabel Lund Greig Grove
  • Charles W. and Gertrude C. Griffin Grove
  • Willard C. and Lillian S. Griffin Grove
  • Grove of Happy Memories
  • The A.S.W. Grundy Grove
  • Horace Hammond Grove
  • Maude Thelma Hansen Grove
  • Edgar Garfield Harkness Grove
  • Leroy Hart and Clara Bowman Hart Grove
  • Joseph Alexis Hartenbach Grove
  • Henry Quinby Hawes and Marie Corinne Hawes Grove
  • Claude V. and Virginia F. Hawk Grove
  • The Sanborn Hawley Grove
  • Laura G. Heald Grove
  • The Heathcote Family Grove
  • Helen Heffernan Honor Grove
  • Hitchman Grove
  • Hoo-Hoo International Grove
  • The Bruce S. and Jeanette C. Howard Grove
  • Charles P. Howard Grove
  • Elizabeth Harmon Howard Grove
  • William Francis Howard Grove
  • Pauline and Wm. Russell Hubbard Grove
  • Jean and Paul Hull Grove
  • Lucy H. Hume Grove
  • Hummel Family and Friends Grove
  • Hunnewell-Donald Grove
  • Delta Garst Hyatt Grove
  • Edward Hyatt Grove
  • Homer L. and Hattie A. Hylton Grove
  • Illes Family Grove – Sandor, Etel, Theodora & Rex
  • James Irvine Grove
  • Lovasi Balogh Istvan and Family Grove
  • Family of Henry and Imelda James
  • Mary Kellogg Jensen Grove
  • Ben and Mary Vinton Johnson Grove
  • Ben, Mary V., and Sprague Johnson Grove
  • J. B. S. and Olive A. P. Johnson Grove
  • Marjorie B. Johnston Grove
  • Jolley-Hootman Family Grove
  • Joy-Iaton Grove
  • Franklin H., Sara P. and Maud Kalbfleisch Grove
  • Alfred and Elizabeth Kay Grove
  • Alan and Margaret Kempner Grove
  • Robert F. Kennedy Grove
  • Soo Myung Kim Grove
  • Angeline Boardman Kirk Grove
  • Noel W. And Sandra De Nola Kirshenbaum Grove
  • Gladys Quarre Knapp Grove
  • Lora J. Knight Grove
  • Fanny H. and Oliver Morton Knode Grove
  • Lothar Kolbig Grove
  • Briita Konttas Family Grove
  • Valentin and Dorothy Korbus Grove
  • Emmett Koster and Doane Merrill Grove
  • Pinkston Wade Laird Grove
  • George A. Lancaster Grove
  • George W. Lane Grove
  • Norman and Kathleen Laughlin Grove
  • Gertrude and Philip Leslie Grove
  • The Frances and M. Victor Leventritt Family Grove
  • Henry G. Lienemann and Mary Barbe Lienemann Grove
  • Aubrey Liermann Grove
  • Leonard and Marguerite Liermann Grove
  • Liermann Family Grove
  • Robert L. Lipman Grove
  • Harry W. and Lillora H. Lohman Grove
  • Florence, Francis, and Jane Loomis Grove
  • Francis Butler Loomis and Elizabeth Mast Loomis Grove
  • Bob and Nancy Lorain Family Grove
  • Al and Althea Lubersky Grove
  • Maybelle Toy Lucas Grove
  • Gary C. Lucich Grove
  • Lois Lloyd Luten Grove
  • Bruce Lyon Grove
  • Marden Grove
  • Mary Lee Marquis Grove
  • Clara and Will Marshall Grove
  • Allan P. Matthew Grove
  • Thomas K. and Susan McCarthy Grove
  • George M. and Mary Hansen McDaniel Grove
  • Duncan and Jean McDuffie Grove
  • McEuen Family Grove
  • Robert Gordon McKay Grove
  • Charles Lockhart McKelvy Grove
  • Richard McWherter Grove
  • William B. Meisner and John M. Meisner Grove
  • Charles and Florence Mel Grove
  • Robert H. Menzies Grove
  • Thomas Menzies and Blanche Russell Menzies Grove
  • Frank F. Merriam Grove
  • R. D. Merrill Grove
  • Merriman Grove
  • August and Christina M. P. Metzger Grove
  • Harry and Ruth S. Metzger Grove
  • Stuart B. Middlemas Grove
  • Arjay and Frances Miller Grove
  • Miracle Grove
  • Dale and Sue Missimer Grove
  • Charles H. and Lily B. Moorman Grove
  • Charles H. Moorman, Jr. and Morris B. Moorman Grove
  • Alexander F. and May Treat Morrison Grove
  • National Council of State Garden Clubs Grove
  • Paul A. and Norine Roth Nelson Grove
  • Eugen Neuhaus Grove
  • Dina, Henry, William D. and Hugo D. Newhouse Grove
  • W. T. Newland Family Grove
  • Herbert L. Nichols Grove
  • Nannie Ochs Grove
  • Rebecca S. Oge Grove
  • Frederick Law Olmsted Grove
  • Charles Osgood and Ella Hooker Grove
  • James and Fredda Otis Grove
  • Margaret and Nathaniel Owings Grove
  • Frank and Ida Pauson Gove
  • Gertrude Pauson Grove
  • To the People of Vietnam Grove
  • George C. Perkins Grove
  • J. Harold Peterson Grove
  • Pleasant Memories Grove
  • Lucille Anne Phillips Grove
  • Mary Phleger Grove
  • Ruth E. Pierce Grove
  • E. H. Pitts Grove
  • Pleasant Memories Grove
  • Chauncey P. Pond, Jr. Grove
  • Alexander Lincoln Prairie Grove
  • Marcia and Gene Purpus Grove
  • Donald L. Quaife Grove
  • Albert R. Rathert Grove
  • Edith L. Rehnborg Grove
  • Remembrance Grove
  • Roger L. and Paul W. Renne and Renne Family Grove
  • Shirley Resnick Grove
  • The Reveley Family Grove
  • Robert and Leona Train Rienow Grove
  • Jules and Shirley Riskin Family Grove
  • Elizabeth B. E. Roberts Grove
  • Richard S. and Margaret L. Robertson, Jr. Grove
  • William and Emily Robertson Grove
  • The Robinson Family Grove
  • Elizabeth Heil Rohrs Grove
  • Karl and Sophie Rothschild Grove
  • Albert B. and Margaret Kirk Ruddock Grove
  • J. Rugg and M. Goddard Grove
  • Joseph and Zipporah Russ Grove
  • Henry Potter Russell Grove
  • John Henry Russell Grove
  • Edna M. Sammet Grove
  • Maurice William and Claire Ruth Savage Grove
  • Melvin and Edith Sawin Grove
  • C. A. Schenck Grove
  • Arthur A. Schmidt Grove
  • Ethel Proudfoot Schmidt Grove
  • Alice McCutchen Schmiedell Grove
  • Edward G. Schmiedell Grove
  • Walter Schroeder Grove
  • Frederic William Scott Grove
  • John L Senior Grove
  • Harold E. and Edith V. Shepler Family Grove
  • Harold C. Silent Grove
  • Skinner-Wright Grove
  • Elvenia Slosson Grove
  • Soroptimist Grove
  • Spens-Black Grove
  • Robert G. and Ida W. Sproul Grove
  • Paul R. Strawn Grove
  • Estella R. and G. Gustav Steiner Grove
  • Helen Steltzner Grove
  • Howard and Marjorie Stevens Grove
  • Trish Strickland Grove
  • Kathryn Sasala Strojni Grove
  • James H. and Lillian Suydam Grove
  • James Edward Swartz Grove
  • Francis E. and Ruth M. Sweeney Grove
  • Abe and Wendy Tarapani Grove
  • Cecil A. Thomas Grove
  • Winthrop-Dudley Tilden Grove
  • Noshir R. Toddywalla Grove
  • Harvey M. Toy Grove
  • Eileen Pond Traverse Grove
  • John Tyssowski Grove
  • Hilda Van Sicklen Grove
  • John and Edgar H. Vance and Edgar Vance Morgan Grove
  • Beatrice S. and Daniel G. Volkmann Grove
  • George F. Volkmann Grove
  • Edward C. Wagner Grove
  • Clinton L. Walker Grove
  • Izaak Walton League of America Grove
  • Ward-Devine Grove
  • Earl Warren Grove
  • Edgar & Peggy Wayburn Grove
  • Peggy and Edgar Wayburn Grove
  • Edgar and Peggy Wayburn Anniversary Grove
  • Lawrence M. and Lydia C. Weaver Grove
  • Karl W. Weber Family Grove
  • Kathryn Elizabeth Weber Grove
  • Mabel H. Weeden Grove
  • Laurence M. Weinberger Grove
  • Laurence M. and Patricia A. Weinberger Grove
  • Andrew Welch Grove
  • Marion and Carol M. Werner for Marbled Murrelets Grove
  • Samuel Price Wetherill Grove
  • Mary Wheeler Grove
  • Winston Wheeler Grove
  • Stewart Edward White Grove
  • George Bruen Whitehouse Grove
  • Robert Lee Willits Grove
  • Winnetka Garden Club Grove
  • Yvor and Janet Winters Grove
  • Herbert Christian Wittgenstein Grove
  • Herbert and Alma M. Wittgenstein Grove
  • Lewis Keysor Wood Grove
  • Charles G. Woodbury Grove
  • Isabella Worn Grove
  • Edward Farrand Wright Grove
  • George J. Yamas Grove
  • C. C. Young Grove
  • The Young Family Grove

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park includes the following coast redwoods:

Outlier is the tallest tree and Iluvatar is the largest tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

Visit parks.ca.gov for seasonal hours, entrance fees, and more information.

Drive: Prairie Creek Visitor Center in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is 262 mi (422 km) north of San Francisco near the community of Orick.

From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Orick, take exit 753 Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. Drive north 1.2 mi (1.9 km) on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. Turn left onto Prairie Creek Road and park near the Prairie Creek Visitor Center.

Photos: Pictures of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Sign Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Visitor Center Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Fern Canyon Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Log Cut Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Coastal Bluffs Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Sunset Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Gold Bluffs Beach Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Iluvatar Tree Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Atlas Tree Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Zeus Tree Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Outlier Tree Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Newton B. Drury Tree Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Sir Isaac Newton Tree Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - Terex Titan Tree