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Redwood NP scenic road opens to hikers, bikers, pets


Bikes on Newton Drury Parkway

The Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in northern Humboldt County, which is compared to the Avenue of the Giants for sheer redwood beauty, will close the first Saturday of each month to motorized traffic from February to May.

Park rangers invite everyone to bike, hike or walk their dog along the ten-mile road, which meanders among some of the most impressive old growth groves in Redwood National & State Parks.

The Bike’n’Hike Days will provide opportunities for park visitors to experience the parkway without the sound of cars and trucks.

Come explore one of the most beautiful and historic roadways in northern California by foot, bicycle, skateboard, roller blades, wheelchair or any other non-motorized vehicle. Dogs on leash are also welcome on the parkway, although they are prohibited on the trails.

The Drury Parkway is a segment of the historic Redwood Highway parallel to Highway 101, six miles north of the town of Orick. It offers something for riders of all levels, from families with kids looking for a safe and easy two-mile loop ride to Big Tree, to athletic cyclists wishing to do the entire parkway roundtrip.

Much of the southern end of the parkway is flat, while the hills of the northern portion require a bit more effort. Parking is available at the southern entrance to the parkway in designated spaces adjacent to Elk Prairie, in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, the southernmost unit of Redwood National & State Parks.


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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy,
Orick, CA
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