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Fern Canyon / James Irvine Double Loop Professional Review and Guide
"This hike is an invigorating stroll through ancient forests along meandering streams to the ocean and the magical Fern Canyon. Roosevelt elk are plentiful in the park—especially along Gold Bluffs Beach, where the trail turns and returns through the forest to the trailhead. Fern Canyon and the adjacent bluffs still show signs of human activity dating to the late 1800s, when the area was the site of gold mining operations. Terrain: Dirt and gravel path through oldgrowth redwood forests and lush fern-lined canyons."
--Dan Brett, Hike America: Northern California (The Globe Pequot Press).
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