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Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Vonore, Tennessee
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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A beautiful 8 mile unpaved road that runs from Hiouci to Crescent City. Have been told that it was an old Stagecoach route. Most Beautiful and often missed, schedule an hour or more if you want to walk some amazing trails. Travel cautiously the road is narrow with hikers, bikers, and oncoming traffic. Also a good way for people with... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Travel from Jedediah Smith Redwoods over to Crescent City. Many groves of trees, each prettier than the next. You only grasp the magnitude of the trees when your under them. Totally recommend this drive!

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We spent the better part of a fantastic day in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. We took Howland Hills Road form Crescent City. It quickly becomes a dirt road. Street vehicles can easily drive it, however it is very potholed. The trees are amazing and you are right among them. There are many places where you can pull off, get... More 

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

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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