A few miles further south from the "Bear Bridge" over the Klamath River, the turnoff for the Newton B Drury Scenic Parkway is definitely worth taking to see the wonderful old growth redwood trees of this area. This is a scenic alternative to Hwy 101, and it's 10 mile length roughly parallels Hwy 101, so it's not like you're going way off course to drive it. It takes you through old-growth redwood forest in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and there are several nice turnouts, and trailheads giving some great stops to walk trails deeper into this magnificent forest. It's amazing of course the size of these trees, and no picture can adequately relay the sheer massive scale of them. Some of these monsters are sitting right up to the edge of the pavement, so caution is warranted when traveling along, as you are tempted to take your eyes off the road to admire them. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and Redwood National and State Parks contain 12,000 acres of old growth redwoods, the second largest stand of these iconic trees in the world, after Rockefeller Forest in Humboldt Redwoods State Park.