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Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Must Do! Intimate Drive Through the Redwoods

We drove through the National Park and another Redwoods state park, but this was by far the best way to get close to these giants in your vehicle.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Sandpoint
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

the road is very dusty and people travel fast so watch oncoming traffic on this narrow road. also people are running and walking families down the 6 miles road. i would never walk it with my family, too many fast traveling cars. The trees are pretty also but we saw other roads that we enjoyed more. go up hwy 199... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I would only do this drive after some rain passes thru the area or very early morning, late evening. Too much dust flying around right now. Peak vacation traffic and lack of moisture not helping. Best to find a trail and hike to into a couple groves.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We drove through the National Park and another Redwoods state park, but this was by far the best way to get close to these giants in your vehicle.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We did the drive down Howland Hill Road in mid July. It's a cool drive through some really large redwoods. It is a one lane gravel road with two way traffic so be prepared for that and don't go if you are in a hurry. Because it's gravel it is very dusty, our car was filthy after but if you... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Liked the Trees. But road narrow and rough. A lot of short hikes to take. Worth the drive and not very crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Just a short distance out of Crescent City. Road turns to gravel but is well maintained although it is a little narrow when passing. This would be a great drive for any that have problems walking since the trees are right on the road. Several places to just pull over and look around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful and if you are there when cars aren't speeding by seems like an enchanted forest. Wish we had time to hike the trails to get away from the dust- that would have made it even better!

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a wonderful drive and if you have a little time find and hike the best Redwood forest trail. "The Boy Scout Tree" Trail. No other trail will match the beautiful redwood forest. It is almost an easy trail. If you don't have the time the drive along the Howland Hills Road is great.

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Willis, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

In the summer of 2013 my husband, 10-year old granddaughter, & I were routed onto this road per our GPS after a wrong turn trying to pickup the Elk Valley Rd "bypass" from 101 to 199. At the time we were driving a Class C motor home that was 27' long & 9' wide AND we were towing a 16'... More 

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Sidney, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Narrow road through old growth redwoods. Very dusty, dirt road. Nice big trees to see though. good opportunity for picture taking.

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

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