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Howland Hill Road

Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Type: Scenic Drives
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North Platte, Nebraska
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We loved how it just wound through the redwoods little by little and was so narrow and primitive but okay for cars. You didn't need four wheel drive. You had to stop or get over for oncoming traffic. I loved every minute of it and it didn't seem like 7 miles at all!

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Willamette Valley, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We spent only two days in the Redwoods, travelling north from Willits. With so many miles being traveled, we didn't have much time to stop and hike, so we only hit a few of the easy stops (Founders Grove, Big Tree, Trees of Mystery) and drove both of the paved state park scenic drives (Avenue of the Giants and Drury).... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Best way to see redwood Trees. If you are not traveling in an RV, this is the best way to see old growth tallest trees.

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Weed, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This drive was dirty, gritty and nothing seemed beautiful because it was all grey from a layer of dirt. If you parked and walked away from road it was better but you ate dirt once you stepped out of your car. Not a good experience in September after the Labor Day weekend. Maybe better after a rain but not this... More

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's a 6 mile narrow dirt road but easy to drive and so amazing. It winds through the redwoods forest with lots of pull outs to stop and admire the giant redwoods or hike the trails. It's a must do if you are in the area.

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Orange, California, United States
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148 reviews 148 reviews
102 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This road is just a couple of minutes from Crescent City and well-graded so any passenger car can handle it. The road is narrow in a few places so you may need to stop or pull over to let other cars pass - we were there in the middle of August so there were quite a few visitors but it... More

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Castlegar, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

So so glad we did this drive. The road is a dirt road, well packed so suitable for cars, narrow at times so you have to pull over for other vehicles to pass. The scenery and trees are incredible. Make sure you leave lots of time to appreciate the trees, take pictures and follow some trails. I really wish I... More

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Alexandria, VA
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132 reviews 132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This road provides access to both Stout Grove and the Boy Scout Tree Trail. Although the road is dirt, its condition was significantly better than I could have imagined based on some earlier reviews. Having traveled the length of the, I encountered only a single pothole. Although the road is directly accessible from Crescent City, I suggest entering the park... More

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went during slower season (October) so didn't have traffic problems. Also, we started at dawn. This is a very narrow road (not suitable for big rigs) with old redwoods all along the way. We took this road to get the the Boy Scout Tree Trail after reading great reviews. It is a 5 mile trail that begins with beautiful... More

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's narrow, dusty and windy and downright tricky when two vehicles arrive at the same narrow spot at the same time--but well worth the drive. We even had to back up a few times to a wider spot to allow other vehicles to pass. However, it is the ONLY way to get to the Stout Grove half-mile loop---a must see... More

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