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“Nice Place to See Redwoods Up Close”

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
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Owner description: Part of the Redwoods National and State Parks system, this state park was established in 1929.
Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is a great park to see Redwoods. A day pass is $8.00(If no one is at the entrance station you pull up and go get a park envelope and answer the ? on it, put the $ in,tear off the portion to keep on your dashboard, and finally seal the envelope and drop it through the slot in the back door.) This is one of the places that you can take your dogs. You just have to keep them leashed and off the trails but there are narrow paved roads that you can walk along with towering Redwoods on both sides. There is also a beautiful river you can enjoy with your dogs. definitely worth the $8.00

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Don't enter the park through 199! This is a great tip we got from the Redwood Parks Visitor's Center in Crescent City: From Crescent City, Calif drive south 1 mile on U.S. 101 and turn left (east-northeast) onto Elk Valley Road; continue 1 mile and turn right (east) onto Howland Hill Road; after ~1½ miles the road becomes unpaved as it enters Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park; continue another 5½ miles on Howland Hill Road until it becomes Douglas Park Road (paved); after ~1½ miles turn left onto South Fork Road; after ½ mile South Fork Road junctions with U.S. 199 just east of Hiouchi, Calif.

In the early 1900s, Howland Hills Road was a thoroughfare for logging operations. Before that, it was the stagecoach route to Oregon. The forest is breathtakingly beautiful and I had read that it was was the setting for the Ewoks scene on the flying moter bike things in the third Star Wars movie, Return of the Jedi.

The road is unpaved and can be very slick in the rain.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We recently parked at the picnic area and took the .6 mile interpretive loop. Very easy jaunt and informative. No pets, however, not even on leashes. There are also a couple of trailheads within .5 miles of the campground entrance. The redwood forest is a unique and inspiring ecosystem.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We took the whole family (incl 2 x 5yos, 1 x 7yo) on the Stout Grove Loop Trail, and the easy walk was absolutely worth it. The best old growth Redwoods that we've seen so far. No wonder this attraction is so highly rated.

Thank McBrat
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Great selection of picnic tables and a beach next to the river within easy off Hwy 101 access. I swam in the river many times when I was young.

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