Bald Hills Scenic Drive offers many opportunities for elk viewing in an area that features redwoods, magnificent oak woodlands and prairies. This scenic drive gives you access to the Lady Bird Johnson and Tall Trees grove (home of the some of the tallest Redwoods in the world) Google MAP
Bald Hills Scenic Drive is located roughly 2.0 miles north of Orick, off Hwy 101, in the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Due to steep grades and switchbacks, this road is not recommended for trailers or RVs.
0.3 miles - Orick Mill, the region's only remaining old growth lumber operation. Fifty years ago, there were 200 mills within a 100-mile radius. 2.7 miles - Lady Bird Johnson Grove an easy 1-mile loop meanders through a diverse ridgetop redwood forest. 7.1 miles - Tall Trees Access Road. Gate access - permit required (free) from park visitor centers in Orick or Crescent City. Six-mile road to Tall Trees Grove Trail, a steep climb down 1 1/2 miles. 17 miles - Lyons Ranch Historic Site. Two-mile easy walk to residence. 18 miles - Schoolhouse peak fire lookout. 1/2 mile walk up to the lookout. Elevation 3,097 feet and a full circle panorama of the Bald Hills. Good turn around spot.
For more information, contact the Prairie Creek Redwoods Visitor Center: Open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 707-488-2039. Location: just off US Hwy 101 along Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.