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Howland Hill Road

Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Louisville, Kentucky
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is an unpaved rough and bumpy ride but it's a great way to see the giants from your car. Take the road but be prepared for a narrow trail and a rough ride.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The road has great views of the redwoods. The road itself is small and winding, but worth the drive. DON'T take a large vehicle on this road!

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Layton, Utah
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We did almost every drive you can take through the Redwoods of Northern California and this is perhaps the best drive there is. You are surrounded by trees clinging next to a dirt road that at times winds itself around the tress themselves. We got our a couple of time to take pictures and short walks throughout the state park.... More

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Everywhere, Man
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We got some good video of the drive through the old growth to post on our travel blog. The trees grow into the road and at a couple points it is one-way-only. Lots of places to stop and hike along the way. Take your top off to get the full experience of how tall these giants grow.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We drove this road to get to Stout Grove. I would highly recommend taking this trip very early in the morning. The road has some spectacular trees that the road latterly wraps around. Unfortunately the road is very dusty, and would not be great with lots of traffic. It is mostly one lane as are a lot of roads in... More

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We drove end to end on this curving, heavily wooded road and had to stop numerous times to take photos. It's a real gem and perfect for redwood viewing. Highly recommended!

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ca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Drove this twice. Once in the rain and once on a sunny day. Seeing this in two different weather situations was amazing. What we saw on the first day looked completely different in the sun. Beautiful scenery.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
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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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