Howland Hill Road

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Howland Hill Road
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Bay_Arean2
Richmond, CA290 contributions
Solo
After visiting the Stout Grove from Hiouchi, I continued on to Crescent City via Howland Hill Road. I thought it would be like the Avenue of the Giants, but it's really so much better. Traffic is sparse, so there is no pressure to drive very quickly. In fact, I don't think I topped 20 mph. Make plenty of stops or you'll miss subtleties of the forest (see my photos of the sunlight filtering through the trees).

It felt like being on the moon of Endor (Star Wars), but instead of zipping in the air through the trees on speeders, you're on the ground.

It's a one-lane road with plenty of turn outs to let other vehicles by. This really is a must do activity if you're in the area.
Written November 3, 2020
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lisalovelylox
Lynnwood, WA14 contributions
Couples
This road is a terrific way to see the beautiful Redwoods and cross from the coast to Grant’s Pass. It was not crowded at all, but there were signs mentioning congestion. I think that it is probably very popular in the summer. It is a one lane road with traffic in both directions. There are outhouses on the road and one is handicap-accessible.
Written March 19, 2020
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michael duncan
Seattle, WA35 contributions
If you could only see one stand of Redwood trees, this is the place to go. Easy drive in and out. Short walk around a loop of very typical and unusual Redwoods. I have been going to the Redwoods for 50 years and this was my first time at Howland Hill Road. Never hiked before, but we took a short .5 mile hike along the river hillside and ended up at Stout Grove. Next time, we will just drive in.
Written March 5, 2021
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Dane C
13 contributions
Beautiful drive through giant coastal redwood in northern california. If you came to see the big trees then this road is a MUST!!! Every turn is full of giant trees and unique shapes. There are plenty of pull off for cars to pass or you to jump out and get the perfect pics of a monster tree with a loved one. (How else can you truly show their ginormity?) Make sure to plan plenty of time so that you don't have to rush yourself. Well worth the drive and a lot of fun and memories all for the price of the gas you use.
Written July 18, 2022
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doublemdoublet
Clifton, VA1,077 contributions
Drive America’s Road. TIP: Great /safe place to jump out and take "Car in the Redwoods" photos. This 10 mile narrow dirt road was a former stagecoach route. Now famously winds through the rugged forest. You and your car are closer than the Avenue of the Giants or any logging road. Slow peaceful, limited pullouts.
Written August 5, 2021
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Gabriel W
17 contributions
My family loves this road so much. We came back the next day and drove it two more time. The trails are all well maintained and gorgeous. Many trails are flat, but can be slippery, so use caution. But people with disabilities shouldn’t have a problem here if they have help.
Written October 18, 2020
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Amanda J
8 contributions
Very fun drive through some beautiful redwoods. There are plenty of places to pull over and enjoy the setting. There are also many trailheads from which you can embark on a scenic hike through the state park. It doesn't take very long to drive, but if there is no one behind you (there wasn't for me) you can drive a slow as you want to take it all in!
Written September 29, 2021
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half-Brit
Oregon Coast49,390 contributions
This is a great, easy way to see the big trees "up close", particularly if you are not a hiker. This is a gravel and dirt road that winds amongst very large old-growth redwood trees a bit east of the town. The road does get graded from time to time and it is fine for all but very low sports cars.

You can access it off Highway 199, through Stout Grove, or from the south end of town off Elk Valley Road.

Allow enough time for the drive! It's only about six miles long, but you'll drive quite slowly; it took us about an hour. There are several spots to park and get out and walk a bit, as well as a few longer hiking trails.

This is one of the nicest drives in the redwoods :-)
Written March 20, 2010
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waiting4myship2comein
Forest Grove, OR13 contributions
Stout Grove should be a destination site for Crescent City. In fact it should the #1 activity in Crescent City. I cannot vouch for the Avenue of the Giants, but the locals were right when they directed us to Howland Road and Stout Grove. Ask for directions to Howland Road and the big trees. It is spectacular. I am very glad that we did not try to do this as a last minute or late in the day , but rather the event of the day. It was a gorgeous to drive from Crescent City, back out Howland road to Stout Grove and then on again with our journey. Do NOT miss this if you are out looking at the trees! We did the Trees of Mystery, the Drive through (we had small children) but by far the best trees were along this drive. OH go. Enjoy!
Written June 26, 2009
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baldfellow
Inverness, IL100 contributions
Family
We traveled up the coast of California from San Francisco, and a major objective of ours was to see the biggest of the big Redwoods/Sequoias. We were told that Jedediah Smith State Park (just south of the Oregon border) was beautiful. In fact, it exceeded that description, and we walked through a couple of different groves of Redwoods in this Park. I think it was on a par with, or better than, the Avenue Of the Giants, which was a bit south of Jedediah. I would use every superlative I know, to describe the gigantic, magnificent trees here. Give yourself the better part of a full day here, and we were glad we booked two nights in Crescent City. The road thru the Park (Howland Hill Road) is a narrow gravel road, in most places just one car wide. We stopped again and again on the road, to take pictures; and then when we arrived a the groves, we parked, and walked the loop paths through the groves. Unbelievable. Magnificent. Don't miss it.
Baldfellow
Written December 5, 2016
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