Fern Canyon

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Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California
Panorama of Fern Canyon

Fern Canyon is a canyon in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Humboldt County, California, western United States. The park is managed in cooperation with other nearby redwoods state parks and Redwood National Park.


Fern Canyon has California native ferns covering the 10–15 metres (33–49 ft) sheer walls, giving a primeval habitat quality. Some species include:


A hiking trail follows the canyon and creek. The trail loop is 0.5 miles, one end of the trail connecting to the James Irvine trail.

Filming location[edit]

The prehistoric ambience led to the canyon being used as a filming location for The Lost World: Jurassic Park, BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs and IMAX's Dinosaurs Alive!.[1]

41°24′09″N 124°04′06″W / 41.4026218°N 124.0684063°W / 41.4026218; -124.0684063[2]


A northern red-legged frog, Rana aurora, in Fern Canyon
Fern Canyon's lush walls
Moss cascades down the side of Fern Canyon where water trickles over the edge.


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