AAA Editor Notes
Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is off US 101 6 mi. n. of Orick in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. The parkway, connected to US 101 at either end via interchanges, offers a beautifully scenic, 10-mile drive through an old-growth redwood forest, with huge trees often abutting the pavement. Several hiking trails as well as the Prairie Creek Visitor Center can be accessed from the parkway. From Big Tree Wayside, a short trail leads to a coast redwood more than 300 feet tall and estimated to be 1,500 years old.