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Howland Hill Road

Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Type: Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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SE Idaho, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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155 reviews 155 reviews
26 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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520 attraction reviews
1,091 helpful votes 1,091 helpful votes
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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171 reviews 171 reviews
79 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The road is long. It looks like a reagular street to travel down. I did like the cassino we drove by, and also this road leads straight into Stout Grove.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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184 reviews 184 reviews
62 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The road is unpaved but well maintained so it is not a dangerous drive. Take your time to see all the beautiful scenery. The road winds through a lot of old growth and some impressive stumps. It is a beautiful drive but because of it being narrow can not handle RVs or large vehicles. This is a beautiful drive and... More 

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Location Required
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

One of the coolest dirt roads in the world in my opinion. Take it slow and simply enjoy the massive Redwood trees surrounding you. Well worth it to pull over to get out and snap some photos. It's a really, really cool road and well worth the detour. Also makes a very cool back way into Crescent City from the... More 

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Willits, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This road is an adventure and is actually very easy to drive. But be prepared for narrow roads and outstanding beauty. You feel like you are in some sort of mythical place.

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Olympia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Howland HIll is how you get to Stout Grove. Nice to do this without seasonal traffic. Bumpy. NO large vehicles! Single lane with turnouts. We had a full size pick up and did fine, but there were only 2 others cars we saw during our day.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Trees and more trees. Boy scout tree hike. Take your time, just do it, best thing in town to do. Give some space to not be rushed on the road or trail it's very peaceful

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