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    ​Dolason Prairie Trail

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    4.5-6h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    14.0 km
    Elevation
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    687 m
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    Compared to the quintessential Redwoods National and State Park hikes, the Dolason Prairie Trail offers a unique experience—traveling through high meadows before plunging beneath the tree canopy. Wander through sparse redwood stands and young forests.

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    Route Description for ​Dolason Prairie Trail

    The Dolason Prairie Trail offers a welcome change from the typical redwood grove hikes in the area. This wonderful trek meanders through diverse terrains—boasting exciting and beautiful scenery. Different from most routes in the area, this trail is also longer than most too! Get your steps in, stretch your legs, and get your heart rate up as you tackle this secluded adventure. Note this path travels deep into the backcountry, so it is important to be mindful of wildlife, including bears!

    Your journey along the Dolason Prairie Trail begins from the trailhead off Bald Hills Road. From here, the Dolason Prairie Trail will wander through the high meadows to the Dolason Barn. Explore the historic barn and the grounds before continuing your trek. From here, the route will begin to plunge more dramatically into the lush forestlands via switchbacks. Mind your footing on the steep terrain obstructed by tree roots, and you will eventually cross a charming footbridge over Harry Weir Creek.

    After crossing the bridge, you will encounter an intersection with the Emerald Ridge Trail, marking your turnaround point. If you have some gas left in the tank, then head left along the route down to Redwood Creek. If you are ready to head back, then simply backtrack along the route to the trailhead.

    Getting to the ​Dolason Prairie Trail Trailhead

    The Dolason Prairie Trailhead is located off Bald Hills Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      Year-round

    • Pets allowed

      No

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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