Crescent City to Fort Bragg

Miles: 219

Gas at 105 miles from start



Monday, July 25 – NORCAL REDWOODS CRUISE - Crescent City to Fort Bragg

We’ll explore the Redwoods via the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in the Prairie Creek Redwoods CA State Park and the Avenue Of The Giants in the Humboldt Redwoods CA State Park.


Newton Bishop Drury (1889 – 1978) was the fourth director of the American National Park Service and the executive director of the Save the Redwoods League.  The Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is the 10-mile long two-lane road through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Humboldt County, California, named to honor his efforts in the creation of Redwood National and State Parks. This road had formerly been the route of US Route 101.


Save the Redwoods League:



The Avenue of the Giants is a scenic highway in northern California, United States, running through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It is named after the coastal redwoods that tower over the route. The road is a former alignment of U.S. Route 101, and continues to be maintained as a state highway as State Route 254.


A California Historical Landmark, Fort Bragg was founded in 1857 prior to the American Civil War as a military garrison rather than a fortification. It was named after army officer Braxton Bragg, who at the time had served the U.S. in the Mexican–American War (and would later serve in the Confederate Army during the Civil War). The city was later incorporated in 1889.





7:00-8:30am - Breakfast

Crescent City, CA



11:30-1:00pm -  Lunch:

Redwood Village Shopping Center

701 S Fortuna Blvd

Fortuna, CA


Again, we’ve outgrown most of our old haunts, but parking in the biggest lot we can find and walking to a couple of options worked well in 2021.



Same parking lot!

Out at 1:00pm


30 minute Vista Point stop on Hwy 1, after Leggett.  We’ve hit this spot in the morning in the past.  It's close to Fort Bragg is you want to stay for sunset.


5:30pm - Arrive in Fort Bragg, CA



Fort Bragg is short on parking, and the restaurants are pretty small.  There is a diner attached to the Motel 6, which is super convenient.  There’s pizza behind the motel, and a few other options you can walk to.  Downtown is small, but it’s great for a walk.  There’s Italian, Mexican, ice cream and cookie shops, and the North Coast Brewing Pub mixed in with souvenir shops and art galleries.





Motel 6 Fort Bragg

400 S Main St

Fort Bragg, CA


(707) 964-4761



Mackerricher CA State Park

24100 Mackerricher Park Rd

Fort Bragg, CA