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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Crescent City, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: Part of the Redwoods National and State Parks system, this state park was established in 1929.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Nothing can prepare you for the ah inspiring trees! Just to think how old and incredibly beautiful the drive through the trees is. Even the fallin tree are. They still live, seeing inside the trees, looking up, up, up. We are unable to walk far but the drive still put you so close you can touch. DO NOT MISS THIS... More

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Honomu, Hawaii
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Half way through the park on Howland Hill Road is the trail head for the Boy Scout Tree trail. The signage is poor but they did have a laminated trail map at the trail head. The walk is a moderate hike of 2.7 miles 1 way through beautiful trees. At 2.7 mile the trail forks with the right hand fork... More

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Portland, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We visited this Park last year, and did a short hike. This year we did the Boy Scout Tree Trail, and thought it was fabulous. It offered quite a bit of shade, which helped during a warm afternoon. It took us 3 hours to complete the hike. Thankfully other hikers showed us the little trail to the Boy Scout Tree,... More

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Minneapolis
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We walked Stout Grove, drove Howland Hill Road, and then the next day did some walking in the Hatton Grove. We also visited Prairie Creek on the same trip, and while that was also great I would prioritize Jed Smith if you are short on time.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We had a great time here. We stopped at the visitor center and was helped by the amazing staff. They were helpful and recommended some great hiking trails for the day. We would recommend this for hiking for anyone staying in the area. They also had unique souvenirs at the visitor center.

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St. Louis, MO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was our favorite part of Redwoods National Park. We enjoyed hiking to Boy Scout tree which was about 6 miles round trip. Plan on 4-5 hours. Tip: There is a trail that jogs off to the right that you have to take to get to the tree; it's not marked. If you get to the waterfall, you missed it... More

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Orting, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Redwoods are amazing! There are so many trails to walk that are family friendly and easy for kids. Stop at the visitors center and they give you a great walk through and info on the more difficult walks/hikes if you want them

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There are trees and then THERE ARE TREES! We explored all the side trips and enjoyed each one. We kept our eyes open for the "big foot" but no avail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Well worth the time to travel to this Park. We traveled to Stout Grove and hiked some trails and took Howland Hill Road, leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy the windy roads and many stops for perfect photo opportunity and small hikes along the many trails.

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Cardiff
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284 reviews 284 reviews
135 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stout Grove is an ideal stop for families with limited time to experience the total, sensory, forest experience....or with more time to add other hikes in the area. I drove about 7 mi. from Crescent City off Hwy 101 via Elk Valley Rd. to Howland Hill Road. (Not for RV's or trailers). Part of the road is an amazing one... More

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