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Where in the world: USA  /  California  /  Humboldt County  /  Orick

Top 15 things to do in Orick

1. Redwood National Park, Redwood National Park

Best known as the home of the world's tallest trees, Redwood National Park offers a plethora of outdoor activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking, and sport fishing. Spreading across 44,515 ha (110,000 ac) of old-growth rainforest and 64 km (40 mi) of rugged California coastline, the park's verdant landscape also encompasses vast prairies, oak woodlands, and wild waterways. Camping in the backcountry is arguably the best way to experience the diversity of wildlife, while guided nature walks provide additional information about the history and geology of the area.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
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2. Trees of Mystery, Klamath

Glide among the tops of giant redwood trees in an enclosed gondola at Trees of Mystery. Giant wooden statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, among the sculptures and carvings illustrating the adventures of this famous logger and his crew, will greet you. Put on your hiking shoes and explore the more physically demanding wilderness trail. After seeing trees shaped like an elephant, a candelabrum, and a cathedral, rest under painted ceilings of the forest cafe. Finish your journey at the museum, which features a large collection of Native American arts and crafts, including basketry, beadwork, shell work, and a modern stone carving.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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3. Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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4. 1-Day Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom (New York Departure) CB1

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The top three spots for viewing cherry blossom: Potomac River, Jefferson Memorial – Tidal Basin and the white houseSurprising tour: Taking photos with all presidents in the U.S. history by visiting Madame Tussauds DC
Suggested duration: 9 to 11 hours
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5. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is a state park, located in Humboldt County, California, near the town of Orick and 50 miles (80 km) north of Eureka. The 14,000 acre (57 km²) park is a coastal sanctuary for old-growth Coast Redwood trees.
The park is jointly managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service as a part of the Redwood National and State Parks. These parks (which includes Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, and Redwood National Park) have been collectively designated as a World Heritage Site and form part of the California Coast Ranges International Biosphere Reserve.
The meadow along the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, with its population of Roosevelt elk, is considered a centerpiece of the park, located near the information center and campground. These open areas of grassland within the redwood forest are locally known as prairies; and the park takes its name from Prairie Creek flowing near the western edge of the meadow and along the west side of the parkway. Other popular sites in the park are Fern Canyon and Gold Bluffs Beach. The park is also home to the tailed frog and several species of salmon.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. Fern Canyon

Fern Canyon is a canyon in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Humboldt County, California, western United States. The park is managed in cooperation with other nearby redwoods state parks and Redwood National Park. It is named for the ferns growing on the 50-foot high walls, through which runs Home Creek. Fern Canyon is recognized as a World Heritage site and an International Biosphere Reserve.HistoryFern Canyon was donated to the State to add 2,125 acres to Prairie Creek State Park.FernsFern Canyon has California native ferns covering the 10- sheer walls, giving a primeval habitat quality. Some species include: Adiantum jordaniiBlechnum spicantPolypodium californicumPolypodium glycyrrhizaPolystichum munitumAccessA hiking trail follows the canyon and creek. Reach the start of Fern Canyon Trail at the bottom of the canyon by hiking a quarter mile north up California Coastal Trail from Fern Canyon Day Use Area, which is north of Gold Bluffs Beach Campground. The trail loop is 0.5 miles, one end of the trail connecting to the James Irvine Trail.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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7. Tall Trees Grove, Redwood National Park

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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8. BEST 3 Day Tour to Oregon Redwood Crater Lake from San Francisco

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Taste award-winning wines as the famously known Napa Valley. Take a drive through The Redwood National Forest Drive. Visit Crater Lake and Founders Grove.Explore the Sundial Bridge and Burney Falls!Room DetailsAll hotel rooms are based on two Full / Double beds or one King/Queen bed depends on what hotel availiable on the day. The maximum occupancy per room is four travelers.One Room Selection If you are a party of more than four guests, please provide a separate booking.Avoid traveling in a different bus?If you have more than one booking, please provide all confirmation numbers once your bookings are complete.
Suggested duration: 3 days
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9. Lady Bird Johnson Grove

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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11. Big Tree

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Trillium Falls Hike

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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13. Gold Bluffs Beach

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Requa Road, Klamath

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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15. Trinity Alps, Trinity Center

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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