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Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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majestic redwoods road!

I biked this road this on a trip with Redwood Rides and had a great time! It was super scenic and the downhill stretches were a blast. What a gorgeous, unforgettable ride!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chelsea B
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Gasquet, California
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Gasquet, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I biked this road this on a trip with Redwood Rides and had a great time! It was super scenic and the downhill stretches were a blast. What a gorgeous, unforgettable ride!

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Dickinson, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A person doesn't realize the grander of these forests until you experience them up close. Puts things into perspective just how insignificant we are, Everyone needs to experience this!....

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This scenic drive is breathtaking. We also drove the 'avenue of the Giants' and preferred being in the remote, natural area of Howland hill in the Jed Smith State Park. Thankfully there are tons of pull offs so the driver CAN experience the views, as well as letting faster moving traffic by, just stopping to explore, or starting off on... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must do! Drive. Sincerely felt like we were back in time. The size if the trees is unbelievable, the canopy is breathtaking.

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We made many stops to take pictures, hike some short trails, amazing sight to see the tallest trees in the states.

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Strandhill, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This is a great drive and not at all hard to find. We came from the 199 Oregon side & found it very easy...just go right after the bridge at the small junction & you'll be on your way! It's an easy off road drive & very smooth and there's plenty of passing places along the route. We went to... More 

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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Driving Howland Hill Rd. through the park lets you get up close and personal with hundreds and hundreds of giant old growth coastal redwoods. But don't just drive the road. For all those who are able, get out and walk. Every trail off the road is worth checking out, especially the Stout Grove loop. Drive the road in both directions... More 

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Port Neches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I still can't believe how beautiful the redwoods are. You won't be disappointed, even on a rainy day.

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Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Howland Road, Jedediah Smith State Park is next to Metcalf Grove and is located in Del Norte County, California, United States . When people see there is no asphalt and looks undeveloped they turn around. Howland Hill Road, which passes through the center of the park, is one of the best redwood drives anywhere and yes even if the road... More 

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Swansboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

If you don't have the time, ability, or desire to hike through the redwoods, or if you are just looking for a good way to say good-bye to the tall trees, I highly recommend the drive through Howland Hill Road. It is an unpaved but easily drive-able road with plenty of pull-outs to get a glimpse into the old growth... More 

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