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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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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The area was beautiful and lush. The only drawback is that the hiking trails are far apart and reachable only by car. The rangers at the visitor center were friendly and helped us reach Stout Grove where we hiked. It took a half mile down hill to reach the loop, however. So the total hike was a mile and a... More

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Poway, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you have an opportunity to drive through the Redwood Nat'l/State Forest you should take it. This is a beautiful area of the country and well worth the trip.

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tucson
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Twenty years ago a crescent city local recommended Howland Hill Road to see some of the largest redwoods. Until last month I was unable to find them again. Then in June after doing some research online I was able to find this special place again. We had been going too far south into Redwood National Park and therefore kept missing... More

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The trees are amazing. You know they are big, but standing next to them (SO MANY of them) is such a surreal experience. I only give the park 4 instead of 5 stars because of the campground. The sites are very nice, clean & private. But the showers require quarters (annoying when there are 4 of you to shower) and... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the Jeddiah Smith Redwoods State Park - Stout Grove. Wow! This is a beautiful walk with old redwoods. The walk down the Smith River is breathtaking! A must!

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Hayden, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

the most wonderful thing to experience in person. We drove in on Howland hill Road, we did part of the Boy Scout Trail (fantastic), and ended up at Stout Grove. Walk down to the river at Stout Grove. Very Beautiful <3

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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