We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Howland Hill Road

Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
Website
Improve this listing
96%
Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Attraction details
Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Write a Review

148 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    117
    25
    2
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Watsonville, CA
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
72 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This road goes through one of the best old growth redwood forests, Stout Grove. It's a narrow, dirt road, so plan to take your time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The road is long. It looks like a reagular street to travel down. I did like the cassino we drove by, and also this road leads straight into Stout Grove.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hilo, Hawaii
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
62 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The road is unpaved but well maintained so it is not a dangerous drive. Take your time to see all the beautiful scenery. The road winds through a lot of old growth and some impressive stumps. It is a beautiful drive but because of it being narrow can not handle RVs or large vehicles. This is a beautiful drive and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Location Required
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

One of the coolest dirt roads in the world in my opinion. Take it slow and simply enjoy the massive Redwood trees surrounding you. Well worth it to pull over to get out and snap some photos. It's a really, really cool road and well worth the detour. Also makes a very cool back way into Crescent City from the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Willits, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This road is an adventure and is actually very easy to drive. But be prepared for narrow roads and outstanding beauty. You feel like you are in some sort of mythical place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Olympia, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Howland HIll is how you get to Stout Grove. Nice to do this without seasonal traffic. Bumpy. NO large vehicles! Single lane with turnouts. We had a full size pick up and did fine, but there were only 2 others cars we saw during our day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wheaton, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Trees and more trees. Boy scout tree hike. Take your time, just do it, best thing in town to do. Give some space to not be rushed on the road or trail it's very peaceful

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is an unpaved rough and bumpy ride but it's a great way to see the giants from your car. Take the road but be prepared for a narrow trail and a rough ride.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The road has great views of the redwoods. The road itself is small and winding, but worth the drive. DON'T take a large vehicle on this road!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Layton, Utah
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We did almost every drive you can take through the Redwoods of Northern California and this is perhaps the best drive there is. You are surrounded by trees clinging next to a dirt road that at times winds itself around the tress themselves. We got our a couple of time to take pictures and short walks throughout the state park.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Howland Hill Road also viewed

 

Been to Howland Hill Road? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Howland Hill Road and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Howland Hill Road staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?