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Take the time for this

Take the drive. I once sat in the back of a truck and filmed the entire drive through this forest... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Brunswick, Canada
Get Up Close And Personal With The Redwoods

If you want an intimate redwood experience, this largely unpaved road is the ticket. We’ve taken it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Glenn M
Fremont, California
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Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Take the drive. I once sat in the back of a truck and filmed the entire drive through this forest. It was hard to believe. Once of the neatest things you will ever do. Take the drive, and take some pics!

Thank tucker_lou
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you want an intimate redwood experience, this largely unpaved road is the ticket. We’ve taken it in the spring and fall, and when things are wet, we were glad to have an SUV with AWD. At that time of year you should check in...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This road is 10 miles long and a bit rough. It is narrow and dusty so you have to drive real slow. There are several places to hike if you so desire. Your vehicle will pick up a good layer of dust if you drive...More

Thank WilliamOAlsip
Reviewed 1 week ago

An alternative to the highway that gives access to some beautiful trailheads in the Jedidiah Smith State Park.

Thank ACT-MA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only wish I had a convertible to really crane my neck ALL the way. So fun, and the hiking can't be beat. Be careful and courteous of the others who are just a awestruck and trying to find a trail or a trail head....More

Thank lovetogo2662
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tough driving and very tough on your vehicle -- many amazing trees and sights -- watch for on-coming traffic, especially for the occasional driver who thinks they are in a race

Thank JimM-NJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an amazing drive. There are so many places to pull off and take pictures, or hike through some of the trails. I was amazed. Such magnificent trees!!

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove this road from basically downtown Crescent City through to the highway. It's about 10 miles long but you'll want to drive slowly, so it took us almost an hour. There are multiple places where you can stop, either to let traffic by, or...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a dirt road with many narrow turns to negotiate, your vehicle is bound to get dusty. But all worth it if seeing redwoods is your thing. Most people come from Crescent City and park at Boy Scout Trail head. But there's a lot more...More

Thank SKY478
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the drive gives you up close look at the redwoods there is turnouts so others can get by as its only a single lane road. The road also has the stout grove trail which is easy and short and the boy scout tree trail.

Thank Ron D
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5 July 2018|
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Response from Kya02 | Reviewed this property |
This is a somewhat narrow dirt road. However, everyone drives slow and is courteous of other vehicles. We saw RV’s on this road so a minivan will be fine. It’s beautiful and worth the drive!
2 March 2018|
Response from wbunch | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Scopa by the Sea- in Crescent City. Purpose-built, cute, nautical-themed B&B with an awesome host and incredible breakfast!
Suzanne Q
2 May 2017|
Response from orygungal | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't do that one.