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Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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We Stumbled Upon a Must-Do

My wife and I were hiking in the area and stumbled upon this must-do. The drive takes a while, 30 minutes just to drive through, but is one of the best ways to see Jedediah SP... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I were hiking in the area and stumbled upon this must-do. The drive takes a while, 30 minutes just to drive through, but is one of the best ways to see Jedediah SP. There are many great trails off the road and there are plenty of areas to park.

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Huntington, Arkansas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If anyone can see these massive trees and not believe in a creator is truly unbelievable. What an awe inspiring earth our God has created. I am so thankful that the real beauty of this earth was a gift, undeserved.

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SE Idaho, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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162 reviews 162 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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847 reviews 847 reviews
562 attraction reviews
1,203 helpful votes 1,203 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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79 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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14 reviews 14 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
62 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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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