This park is a series of parks that runs from the California/Oregon border all the way down to about Arcata. The trees are huge!! They apparently filmed part of Jurassic Park here. It looks like a magical lost world. You have the ocean on one side and the forest on the other.
The drive from the house to National / State parks is a beautiful drive along the coast and is about 40 miles. There is a visitor center that click here to help get you oriented. After a helpful conversation with the Ranger, we continued to Prairie Creek (Hike Fern Canyon)
Steven Spielberg describes Fern Canyon as, "an unforgettable natural wonder", that he chose as a location for Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World. This level trail of about one mile follows Home Creek as it courses through the forest.