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Howland Hill Road

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Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Ride through the redwood forest

An utterly mind blowing drive through the oldest forests on earth. If you can't hike this is the only way to get a glimpse of an idea of what these forests are like. If you do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

An utterly mind blowing drive through the oldest forests on earth. If you can't hike this is the only way to get a glimpse of an idea of what these forests are like. If you do hike, there are hikes trailing off from along the road that will lead you to nirvana.

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CANADA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We did not want to travel further south to see the Redwoods so it was suggested that we take this journey. It was amazing! We also did the Falls hike (2.8 miles).

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The road is narrow, dusty, and bumpy. If you plan on hiking at all on an old-growth redwood (Prairie Creek Trail, Miner's Ridge Trail, James Irvine Trail, etc.) then the dust covered fern and giant redwoods on this road (plus the traffic noise) won't really impress you much. Unless you plan on hiking the Boy Scout Tree Trail, which is... More 

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This gravel road is great to take as long as you are not pulling a trailer. There are several hikes you can take and a cool redwood you can get right inside of and see the light through the top. Neat photo op!

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Airdrie, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The only reason for this rating is that is inaccessible to people on large touring bikes. The road is narrow, heavily travelled with poor access to shoulders as it is very rough, hard packed gravel

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Springfield, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A great drive not very many people when I went but it was a little dusty but what is a little dust to see these giants. They we're everywhere you looked. Plus there are a bunch of hiking trails on the road so take your time and smell the Redwoods.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was simply beautiful. We drove through on a foggy morning, and felt transported back in time. The road is unpaved for most of the length, and you slalom between huge trees as you go. Plenty of spots to pull off and look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was one of the best parts of our Northern Cali/Oregon coast getaway. We didn't get to the trail head which is about 2 miles from where the dirt part starts on Howland H Rd. (coming from Crescent City) until 5pm. There were still at least 10 cars at the trail head and we knew it was about 6 miles... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Yes, the road is rather dusty and narrow. It can get downright close if you are traveling by truck like we were. But the beauty on either side of the road is without parallel.

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Sandpoint
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

the road is very dusty and people travel fast so watch oncoming traffic on this narrow road. also people are running and walking families down the 6 miles road. i would never walk it with my family, too many fast traveling cars. The trees are pretty also but we saw other roads that we enjoyed more. go up hwy 199... More 

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