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Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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beautiful, unpaved

Primitive road through redwoods is unpaved, narrow and bumpy, but that's the charm. I'd rather walk through Stout Grove

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Ashland, Oregon
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Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Primitive road through redwoods is unpaved, narrow and bumpy, but that's the charm. I'd rather walk through Stout Grove

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It's gorgeous, silent, a little muddy and bumpy, but so worth it to enter this other world. Be sure to get out and walk, though, for full effect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If your in Crescent City, you've got to take this short drive to awesome ville. Follow Elk Valley Rd out of town and turn off on Howland Hill Rd. Within a few miles your driving among Giants. Well worth the drive, our daughter loved it and plenty of places to pull over for photo ops.

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Talent, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This dirt road travels through some of the grandest redwoods you will ever see. Unfortunately you cannot always enjoy them when you are preoccupied with negotiating this very narrow and at times bumpy route. On the bright side, on my many visits, I have found oncoming drivers to be quite courteous. Everybody is in "the same boat" and seems willing... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I were hiking in the area and stumbled upon this must-do. The drive takes a while, 30 minutes just to drive through, but is one of the best ways to see Jedediah SP. There are many great trails off the road and there are plenty of areas to park.

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Huntington, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If anyone can see these massive trees and not believe in a creator is truly unbelievable. What an awe inspiring earth our God has created. I am so thankful that the real beauty of this earth was a gift, undeserved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This road is dirt and narrow, but not a bad road. The best part was the lack of other vehicles to disturb the peacefulness. You can drive and drive and never get tired of looking at the old and massive trees. But be sure to stop driving frequently and hike a little to explore and fully appreciate the atmosphere. Highly... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Took this road coming into Crescent City to get the scenic route as opposed to finishing our journey on 199. So happy we did. The road is unpaved, but the dirt is nice and compact which made it easy to drive with the exception of some pot holes. Lots of places to pull over and enjoy the scenery or trails.... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Howland Hill Road is a mostly unpaved road that stretches through the heart of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, up close to some of the biggest and oldest coastal redwoods, in an environment that has changed little in centuries, if not millennia, as many of the trees here are over 1000 years old. While the 5.5 miles (8.9k) of Howland... More 

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Watsonville, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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.

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