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Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Fantastic drive! Off-road but very smooth!

This is a great drive and not at all hard to find. We came from the 199 Oregon side & found it very easy...just go right after the bridge at the small junction & you'll be on your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Strandhill, Ireland
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Strandhill, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great drive and not at all hard to find. We came from the 199 Oregon side & found it very easy...just go right after the bridge at the small junction & you'll be on your way! It's an easy off road drive & very smooth and there's plenty of passing places along the route. We went to... More 

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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving Howland Hill Rd. through the park lets you get up close and personal with hundreds and hundreds of giant old growth coastal redwoods. But don't just drive the road. For all those who are able, get out and walk. Every trail off the road is worth checking out, especially the Stout Grove loop. Drive the road in both directions... More 

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Port Neches, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I still can't believe how beautiful the redwoods are. You won't be disappointed, even on a rainy day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Howland Road, Jedediah Smith State Park is next to Metcalf Grove and is located in Del Norte County, California, United States . When people see there is no asphalt and looks undeveloped they turn around. Howland Hill Road, which passes through the center of the park, is one of the best redwood drives anywhere and yes even if the road... More 

Thank Matusla
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

If you don't have the time, ability, or desire to hike through the redwoods, or if you are just looking for a good way to say good-bye to the tall trees, I highly recommend the drive through Howland Hill Road. It is an unpaved but easily drive-able road with plenty of pull-outs to get a glimpse into the old growth... More 

Thank Nicole M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Don't take the highway. Just don't. If you are driving along and say hey we just passed Howland Road. Stop turn around. This is a must see.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Do not miss this road if going to the park. It is narrow and windy and beautiful. Worth every minute. When we were there mid September there was construction that closed the one entrance to the road closest to Crescent City. Have to go again as we ran out of time to walk the Boy Scout Tree trail.

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Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

What a beautiful way to see the majestic Redwoods and Stout Grove. The North end of this great loop was blocked by Construction so we went around and came at it from the south part of town. Easy to find. This is a narrow dirt road that winds around trunks of the redwood trees in Jedidiah Smith State Park. Go... More 

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Washington Terrace, Utah, United States
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is my favorite way to the Boy Scout trail. I love how the road progresses you into an amazing redwood forest. It is quick and easy to get to. I love to pick up food on the 101 and within minutes I am eating lunch among giants. Thank you Howland Hill road.

Thank Rob B
Lakenheath, Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The road was closed to vehicles part way in as they are carrying out repairs. But we were able to park and then walk along; which was actually better than driving. The trees here are just amazing and it was fabulous to be able to walk along so close to them.

Thank mrspinchy

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