Local parkway closed to vehicle traffic 1st Saturdays of month, starting today


DEL NORTE, Calif. (KIEM) – Oil up your bike chain and pump your tires – a popular parkway will be closed to vehicle traffic starting November 7.

Redwood National Park will host “Hike and Bike” days on the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwood State Park on the first Saturday of the month, through the month of June, 2021.

During the “Hike and Bike” days, the scenic parkway will be closed to motorized vehicles every Friday at 5 p.m., until re-opening – Sunday mornings.

The Elk Prairie Campground and Visitor Center will remain open.

Closing the 10-mile stretch of road to vehicles will allow visitors to safely experience the parkway without traffic noise, and car and truck congestion.

The public is encouraged to explore by foot, bicycle, skateboard, roller blades and all non-motorized vehicles.

Leashed dogs are welcome but are not allowed on park trails for safety of wildlife, visitors and other pets.

A link with more information can be found by clicking here.