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Stretch of road to be available for bikers and walkers in Prarie Creek Redwoods State Park

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PRARIE CREEK REDWOODS STATE PARK- A scenic stretch of the Old Redwood Highway will be open for bicyclists and walkers on Saturday, for the third Bike N’ Hike Day at Redwood National and State Parks.

The Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prarie Creek Redwoods State Park will be closed for motor vehicles starting Friday at 10 p.m. and lasting until Saturday night at 10 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bike or hike along the seven mile stretch. Park officials say Nike N’ Hike Day provides people with a chance to experience one of the most scenic areas of the park in a different way.  

"It's an opportunity for a different experience along this parkway.  Most of the year, there's a good bit of traffic along this road.  But to be able to experience this road, this beautiful ride through the redwoods, without the noise of other vehicles coming through, just gives you a totally different experience in this park than you may have had before," said Jeff Denny, a Park Ranger at Redwood National and State Parks.