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Major Sights accessible only from dirt/gravel roads?

pasadena, ca
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Major Sights accessible only from dirt/gravel roads?

I'm starting a list of things we'd really like to see or hikes we might want to take. It is possible that we may be taking my husbands low-slung fancy car with perfect paint job on this trip (though I might try to talk him out of it if it eliminates too many great sights). Looking thru old forum posts on the RNP forum this am, I noitced that a fair number of posts mention marginal roads. And I'm getting them mixed up at this point.

Sounds like Howland Hill Road is out.

How about: Fern Canyon, Golds Bluff Beach, Stout Grove, Boy Scout trail?

Santa Cruz...
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for Santa Cruz
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11. Re: Major Sights accessible only from dirt/gravel roads?

>>..the ideal place for a convertible sports car might be on the gorgeous smaller roads of the wine country, along the coast,<<

Yes, or Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, AND the north CA redwoods as long as you don't decide to explore the Lost Coast or similar.

Have a great trip.

Oregon Coast
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for Crescent City, Oregon Coast, Oregon, Redwood National Park
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12. Re: Major Sights accessible only from dirt/gravel roads?

The Lost Coast road is all paved and in fact would be a very nice drive with the top down - weather cooperating, of course ;-)

The main creek is after Gold Bluffs Beach (campground area). Prior to that, there are just one or two little trickles across the road. When we were there a couple of weeks ago in April, the creek was about a foot deep.

I think what it comes down to, pasca, is that if you take your husband's car, you'll be ableto see a number of lovely areas - but not get into the more out-of-the-way places.

I'm not sure if anybody has mentioned that Requa Road is all paved and has a wonderful view of the mouth of the Klamath River from the top?

Eureka, California
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13. Re: Major Sights accessible only from dirt/gravel roads?

Hi Pasca

I don't know if half-Brit was out on the lost coast road when they were down here last month but in march when we drove it, there are sections between Petrolia and Humboldt Redwood State Park that are not paved and quite rough.

Have fun

GP

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14. Re: Major Sights accessible only from dirt/gravel roads?

No, we didn't get that far south, gp1.

Thanks for the updated information!

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