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Howland Hill Road

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Address: Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!

Even with the construction, this drive was worth every second! The redwoods are just amazing. We took the short Stout Trail but it looked like any trail would be beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even with the construction, this drive was worth every second! The redwoods are just amazing. We took the short Stout Trail but it looked like any trail would be beautiful! What a way to start our visit to the park!

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first drive into the park, be sure to have your camera ready and take your time...we drove through twice!

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feels like a trip back to a different time. There is an eary light the permeates this old growth forest and its unique to be able to experience this from your car. The hikes and paths right off the road are worth it as well.

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FORT SMITH, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We have been to many places like this throughout the country and nothing even compares to this.The drive through the trees is breathtaking.This is a must see trip.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We did several drives through redwood forests on a recent trip to northern California and this was the best. It might be tough if there was lots of traffic, though! Remember that it IS a two-lane road! Don't just drive through – get out and walk to experience the forest.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We really debated, REALLY debated whether we would be doing the right thing if we took our little VW Jetta rental car on a a gravel road adventure through the redwoods. We decided to go for it and we are NOT regretful in the least. What. an. experience! We started on the Crescent City side of the roadway. We weren't... More 

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Elburn, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We hiked 4 plus miles earlier in the day in a more southern State Park so we were tired of walking but still wanting to see more Redwoods so this was perfect. Loved it! Nice scenic drive. Some areas you could pull off if you wanted. Huge trees. Beautiful place. Wish we would have had more time to come back... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Great place to start your Redwood viewing. Take Elk Valley Rd off Highway 101 to Howland Hill. Continue onto a 17 mile loop of majestic Redwood beauty that take u back to CA-199 into Crescent City. Slow trip because it is a one-lane road with lots of turns but don't miss out in the beauty. Amazing stuff.

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We felt like we were in Star Wars 3 in the land of the Ewoks. Breath taking views, long hikes, rivers, bridges and Ewoks. My granddaughters wondered if there were trolls under the bridges we crossed during our hikes. We decided there were so we tip toed over them.

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Albany, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

I was so relieved when we got off this road. It is narrow and curvy and dusty, but once we were done, I was so glad we made the drive. It was worth it to see the lovely, magical Stout Grove, but just be aware...the road is not for the faint of heart.

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