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Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Wonderful little piece of enchanted forest. Take your time, don't drive too fast. Stop every now and then, look up to the tree tops and the sun rays penetrating through them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Cupertino, California
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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful little piece of enchanted forest. Take your time, don't drive too fast. Stop every now and then, look up to the tree tops and the sun rays penetrating through them... Magic.

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The road is a bit narrow, bumpy and dusty but the views are amazing! For a shortcut, I think its a six mile drive to get onto the highway. It was a last look at the trees before we left. Definitely needed to go through the car wash afterwards! But it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Like others said before me, it's dusty. Going threw with a lifted f350 super duty I worried we would hit some of the narrow passes but we did not. There are no worries in this beautiful forrest. I will recommend this drive to anyone visiting the area. My co-worker told me about it and she was right you get Redwoods... More 

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Pros: MANY humongous trees on this road. The road actually winds around the trees. The best road we found to see many giant trees. Many great photo ops. Cons: Many places are narrow so get over for oncoming cars. Very dusty. Gravel road for several miles. If it's a weekend, go in the morning. The pros totally outweigh the cons.... More 

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Fishkill, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This drive was amazingly beautiful and awe inspiring. Not a lot of traffic but have to watch for the potholes as well as on-coming traffic. Your car will be filthy when you are done but the drive is well worth it

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Kansas
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a great, narrow drive through some beautiful redwood groves in Northern California. With much of the road gravel, the dust tends to coat the surrounding plants and trees. When we went most of the nearby fauna was gray instead of green. I suspect that after a nice rain the plants return to their normal, vibrant greens and browns.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Beautiful views but a bit hard to enjoy with the narrow road and horrible drivers going too fast and taking up the road. That being said, it was still worth it.

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was so glad we did not miss this during our Redwood Forest tour. It is a white rock road but the speed limit is very low. Some places have large holes in the road but are easy to avoid. This drive had the largest trees we had seen during our trip.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Please allow a good 2 to 3 hours to complete this drive. Be prepared to stop a lot and take in the very impressive scenery

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Vonore, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 701 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a chance to get up close to old growth Redwoods without a lot of tourists. It is 8.5 miles of unpaved road with some drop offs and many curves--some potholes. No trailers allowed. I can't imagine even a Suburban navigating it and leaving room for oncoming traffic. It is two way traffic, so you drive carefully and you... More 

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Address: Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crescent City

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