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Howland Hill Road

Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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crescent city
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

one most experience these majestic trees once in a lifetime . this is a very rustic setting ideal for horseback or bike rides. if you have never seen old growth redwoods then yes this is a must. if you love the outdoors then this is a must or if you just want to commune with nature then again a must.... More

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Crescent City, California
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

to the road while traveling through Stout Grove. Wanna look, pull over, there are plenty of places to do so along the way and lots of different trails to walk on. If you're going to do trails, highly recommend getting a map of the trails from the Visitor Center in Crescent City or the Forest Service office also in CC.... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

There's a reason they say no trailers/motorhomes. This is a single lane dirt road that borders on needing 4WD. I was surprised some of the small cars that made it through the pot holes and wash outs. It was a fantastic, but short drive. There are not many places to park but there's several places that allow for oncoming car... More

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The largest trees you have ever seen in the most amazing forest you have ever seen, and you can do it all from your car. (Though you are insane if you don't hike the trails!) It is a dirt road, and can get dodgy in spots with potholes, but you don't need any special car to do it. The only... More

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Dallas, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This ended up being one of the prettiest drives we took while touring the redwoods in Northern California. We went here in the morning having stayed overnight in Crescent City. So we entered from the southwestern portion - from town we went south on 101, then east (left) on Elk Valley Rd and caught (right turn) Howland Hill Rd. We... More

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I highly recommend this road to see the redwoods in all their glory. At the end of the road I feel like there was a parking area and thats where we got out and had some hiking action. You will be amazed at the beauty nature has to offer in this part of the world!

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I guess we were lucky to be here when it was not crowded. I imagine this road can become frustrating as it is rather narrow and one probably has to pull over quite a bit to let others pass. It is such a beautiful drive, well worth it.

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Sacramento, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This, is one real neat road. However, please note: It is a narrow one lane road that follows the hillside going in between the redwoods. along most of the road it is wide enough for one vehicle at best. There are pull offs (use them or lose!) And one must be patient, not all the people traveling this road have... More

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Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

It's a narrow, unpaved road, but not a problem for our Camry. Great views of trees and a river gorge as we drove through. Easily worth the half-hour drive.

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Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is an interesting and fun drive, with a payoff of the beautiful Stout Grove at the end. Perhaps people were particularly aggressive on the day we were there as we nearly got hit a couple of times. Traffic is both ways. Take your time, be respectful of others, and pull over to let others pass when appropriate. It will... More

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