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Howland Hill Road

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Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Had to make this popular trek!!

Old stage coach route so that was what drew us to take the ride! Had no problems in our Dodge Ram 3500 truck.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Old stage coach route so that was what drew us to take the ride! Had no problems in our Dodge Ram 3500 truck.

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This short drive through the heart of Jedediah Smith Redwoods is worth every minute. the trees you see right along the road are some of the biggest in the park and hiking the trails takes you to even larger trees. as with anything in the park go early to avoid the crowds and get some solitude in these amazing trees

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New Providence, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove from north to Crescent city and pass Howland hill road. Since CA is under drought so all lower plant was covered with dust and make this site looked enchanted. The road is narrow and curvy with holes. So car will be covered with dust and the driving just like driving ATV ( bumpy). Although it "suppose" to be... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a 2-way gravel/dirt road that takes you into and amongst the breathtaking redwoods. There are ample pull offs to gaze at the trees and allow 2 cars to pass. This is a must do drive. Amazingly beautiful.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a dirt mostly one lane road that gets you up close with the redwoods without leaving your car. A few trails lead from parking areas along the road. A great drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove Howland Hill Road to see more massive redwoods. This is a windy, dirt and gravel road for about 10 miles so think DUST! Dust everywhere, 6' up the trees, on all the ferns, and yes, the car too. We are cautioned not to get to close to any car in front as they will spit up more dust... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very narrow dirt and gravel road where the redwood trees loom very close to the car, which is why it feels like a hike! A fun drive, but let the dust settle from any car in front of you before proceeding. Be sure to do the Stout Memorial Grove Hike which is accessed from this drive.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must drive. Like an auto trail through forest. Dusty and sunny in summer. Green and darker in spring.

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Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This will take a little while to go from one end to the other but it's worth the time. Many places in the road will barely fit a full-size car so no RVs. There are plenty of places in the road to pull off to take pictures or let cars coming the other direction pass. If you are on this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the fact that this is an unlaced road stop you from exploring in a sedan or other nonSUV. I came up this road in a Corolla and actually this was a better road than many paved roads I've traveled. Yes you have to drive slower, but the 7 miles through this park is so beautiful, if you don't... More 

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