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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Crescent City, CA
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98%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Part of the Redwoods National and State Parks system, this state park was established in 1929.
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Fortuna, California, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If you love history and big trees, don't miss this one. Yes, the west coast has lots of big trees, and we want everyone to see what we love.

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

By far the most beautiful place I've been in the United States. Few places could make you feel smaller as a person.. and the drive along the 101 is breathtaking. Do it!

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Gilbert, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great place to RV among the redwoods, (a tent might be a little chilly this time of year) about seven miles from town if you need anything.

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Olympia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If I were to do this again, I would go in mid-October when one of the larger visitor centers is still open, but the glorious feeling of having the park mostly to yourself can't be beat. I went there as a teen and so wanted to go back and it was better than remembered. NO motorhomes/trailers and for good reason.... More

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Unbelievable! Must go to appreciate. Nature beauty is beyond words. The serenity of just being there is worth going.

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Long Beach, WA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

These beautiful parks, spectacular scenery and huge trees are a must see for anyone. The walks in the park, amongst these huge behemoths in almost complete serenity, gives one a great time for introspection and awakening.

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Murray
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

No fee to drive slowly on good gravel road into redwood groves. No facilities beyond latrine at trailhead.

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British Columbia, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

On our trip down the Oregon Coast we decided to take a quick drive down to the Jedediah Smith State Park just over the California state line to see the redwoods and we were not disappointed. These majestic trees are a "must see" if you are in the area. We took countless pictures but couldn't get the whole tree in... More

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Capistrano Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A great drive with very few other people. Lots of picture taking spots. Not as crowded as the other Redwood parks and you can get down to the Smith River.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A must see!!!! Great hike, the journey is great to the tree. A good length hike but so worth it. Note tree not on main trail but better to know just that... Let the kids search for the secondary trail. You will get a feel for the distance it's about and hour in and just before trail end at falls.... More

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