This Quaint Little Trail Is The Shortest And Sweetest Hike In Northern California
Our region is full of otherworldly settings, but this may just be one of the most surreal landscapes you’ve ever seen. The location of this simple hiking trail is so stunning that it looks like a setting of some sort of fairytale. You simply haven’t lived until you’ve experienced what it’s like walking through Fern Canyon. This simple hiking trail may be short, but it packs in a lot of beauty in a short amount of time. Next time you’re itching for a stunning hike, make your way to the gorgeous and lush Fern Canyon.
The hardest park about this hiking trail is getting to it. You'll get there by driving on the unpaved Davison Road from Highway 101. You'll reach the parking area after about 10 miles. Once you see the canyon, you'll be glad you endured the bumpy ride.
You'll find the trailhead near the top of the parking lot, along with some other information about the area. As you begin the trail, you'll be led through a dense forest of gorgeous moss-covered trees.
As the trail takes a turn, the stunning Fern Canyon is revealed to you. It's a glorious sight that simply can't be beat. Green foliage seems to cover every inch of the towering, 50-foot high canyon walls.
Walking through the canyon is like something out of a dream. The canyon floor is covered in water, so be sure to bring water resistant footwear. It's easier to walk in the water than try to keep your feet dry.
The hike through the canyon is just one mile long, and you'll find yourself wishing it was longer. You could spend hours gazing in awe at every inch of Fern Canyon.
The setting couldn't be any more serene.With nothing but the sound of rushing water, this place is a sweet oasis that feels far away from it all. Be sure to go early in the morning when there are less visitors.
Fern Canyon has got to be one of the most gorgeous places in Northern California. This simple hike may not be very long, but it boasts some of the most epic views you'll see in your life. This hike should definitely be added to your bucket list if it isn't already.
Fern Canyon is located in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park near Humboldt County.
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