Redwood National and State Parks Invite You to Bike-and-Hike Day This Saturday

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This is a press release from Redwood National and State Parks:

Redwood National and State Parks invite everyone to enjoy the next Bike-and-Hike Day on the Newton B. Drury Parkway this coming Saturday, June 3rd. The Newton B. Drury Parkway through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park will be closed to motorized vehicles on Saturday providing an opportunity for visitors to experience the parkway without the noise, speed and sound of cars and trucks. The rhododendrons are just now starting their annual bloom so it’s a great time to find stunning displays of color up and down the Parkway.

Come explore one of the most beautiful and historic roadways in northern California by foot, bicycle, skateboard, rollerblades, wheelchair or any other non-motorized vehicle. Dogs on leash are also welcome on the Parkway, although they are prohibited on the trails for the safety of park visitors and wildlife.

Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is a segment of the historic Redwood Highway parallel to Highway 101 six miles north of Orick, CA, and four miles south of Klamath, CA. Parking is available at the southern entrance to the parkway in designated spaces adjacent to Elk Prairie.

The parkway has something for everyone—from families with young children looking for a safe and easy 2-mile round-trip bike ride to the Big Tree, to those looking for a the full 16-mile round-trip from one of the parkway to the other. Much of the southern end of the parkway is relatively flat, while the hills of the northern portion offer require a bit more effort.

For more information about the first Saturday parkway closures or other ways to enjoy your parks, call the Redwood National and State Parks Information Office at (707) 465-7335, or stop by a Redwood National and State Parks visitor center between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

To learn more about Redwood National and State Parks, visit www.nps.gov/redw or look for RedwoodNPS on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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3 comments

  • The 2030 goal is for this to be 24/7.

    • No i hate driving the part of 101 up or down that strech of freeway its to steep i always enjoy that forest

  • This road is paid for and maintained with money from veh registration and gas tax money. I hope the 24/7 closure by 2030 is a bad rumor. I love driving that section of hiway and am too disabled to enjoy it any other way

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