Fern Canyon Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The short Fern Canyon Loop exposes visitors to a wide range of highlights, including ocean beach, a lush stream canyon, and the park’s namesake highlight, the coast redwood. The 40-foot-tall canyon walls of Home Creek were formed in the 1800s by the destructive practice of hydraulic mining. Nature has done much to heal those wounds by carpeting the vertical walls with a solid mat of ferns, creating a stunning visual delight. Starting near the beach, the loop soon winds upstream through this magical gorge and then climbs above the canyon to return through a brief stretch of redwood and then spruce forest."