Brown Creek Trail

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California

Distance0.9mi
Elevation Gain297ft
Trailhead Elevation460ft
Top546ft
Elevation Min/Max357/546ft
Elevation Start/End460/460ft

Brown Creek Trail

Brown Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Humboldt County, California. It is within Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 460 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 297 feet. This trail connects with the following: Rhododendron Trail, South Fork Trail and Memorial Grove Trail.

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Top Trails Northern California’s Redwood Coast (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"The Browns Creek Loop, which offers plenty of diversity in 3.6 miles, is one of the better routes in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. After an easy stroll through pleasant forest, the South Fork Trail climbs into a serene upland forest to meet the Rhododendron Trail. A pleasant descent then continues through upland redwoods past numerous showy rhododendrons, which are in full bloom in late spring. When you reach Brown Creek, the namesake trail heads downstream and visits some magnificent old-growth redwoods. Separated by a ridge from Newton B. Drury Parkway, the trail is not plagued by the sounds of automobile traffic. You are more apt to hear the ocean from its upper elevations than any man-made noise." Read more

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Trail Information

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Parks
Prairie Creek
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