Paved road through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. No commercial vehicles permitted. Drive through old-growth redwood forest, offers access to numerous trail heads, such as Big Tree and Ah Pah.
Length of Byway or Route: ten miles / sixteen kilometers
This scenic alternate to Highway 101 begins six miles north of Orick or four miles south of Klamath.
Highlights and Key Points Along the Route
Access to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and Elk Prairie, a favorite browsing area for Roosevelt elk. For elk information, tune your radio to 1610 AM in this area.
Big Tree: Use Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway to reach Big Tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. The 100-yard trail to Big Tree is paved. Big Tree is a coast redwood tree measuring 304 feet tall and 21 feet in diameter.
Cal-Barrel Road: 30 minutes one way. A quick side trip at the southern end of the parkway. The narrow, winding road allows you time to look upon colossal redwoods. Trailers or motor homes prohibited.