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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

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Address: Crescent City, CA
Phone Number: 7074657335
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Part of the Redwoods National and State Parks system, this state park was...

Part of the Redwoods National and State Parks system, this state park was established in 1929.

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Enter the park road just past the Elk Valley casino. It's a paved road for a short distance and then turns into gravel. This is not a two-lane road, but one lane that meanders... read more

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Belleville, Michigan
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Belleville, Michigan
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enter the park road just past the Elk Valley casino. It's a paved road for a short distance and then turns into gravel. This is not a two-lane road, but one lane that meanders through old growth redwoods. Be advised that the speed limit of 15 mph is not something to ignore. Vehicles travel in both directions and you may... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just like most reviews said this is the best among all Redwood. Although at Newton B Duruy pkwy you also saw big trees but at this forest the view is different. It is thrill to drive through this forest. However the long curvy dirt road ( with big holes) will test your patient. I could not resist the beauty and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not miss the Howland Hill Rd drive through the park. It is amazing! Also, do the Boy Scout trail. Even if you only go. Part way and turn around, this trail is easy enough for almost anyone. A few slight inclines and you do have to be careful of the many tree roots on the trails in some places,... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This park was amazing!! Must drive Howland Hill Road. It is a narrow 2-way gravel/dirt road that takes you into the Redwood forest. The trees are immense and absolutely gorgeous. There are enough pull offs to accommodate passing cars. You feel like you have entered an enchanted forest from the moment you enter Jedediah Smith SP. Stunningly beautiful. MUST SEE..

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great campground. Our site, A28, I think, was HUGE. Hiking trails, peaceful river and of course, the TREES!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the most northern of California's Redwood State Parks and as such seems to receive less travelers and provides more opportunity for solitude among the giants. Within the park is one of the largest old growth Redwood forests remaining on this planet. This park is situated inland away from the Coast so it is not as prone to fog.... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came to Northern California to see Redwood and the Pacific Coast. Jedediah Smith did not disappoint. Drove Howland Hill Road, a great drive to see giant Redwoods up close. This 2 way dirt road had plenty of places to pull over and get out of car to take photos. Anyone who loves nature, this is a great place to... More 

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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesomely beautiful with lots of trails and campsites. I have never heard of a crime here in six years, very safe place. Easily accessible.

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Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The park has many options for hiking trails for all levels of ability and the redwoods were simply amazing. Lovely to see the forest and the trees.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Anyone who can stand in the redwoods and not be in awe, has no soul. We stopped at the visitors center to get some advice on seeing the trees and the range suggested a short loop trail after a drive over some gravel. It was worth the effort. Everyone should go see these trees.

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