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Howland Hill Road

Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Impressive

This is a pleasant drive with a vehicle. The giant redwoods were spectacular.You really need to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Astrid1511
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Fredericton, Canada
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Windy road through the Redwoods

We took this road to get to the Stout Grove. Narrow in parts - just enough for one car between... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shirley S
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Boise, Idaho
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“stout grove” (79 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (22 reviews)
“redwood forest” (23 reviews)
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Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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"stout grove"
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"beautiful drive"
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"redwood forest"
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"take your time"
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"oncoming traffic"
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"howland hill"
in 11 reviews
"largest trees"
in 4 reviews
"take pictures"
in 13 reviews
"full size"
in 5 reviews
"pot holes"
in 7 reviews
"state park"
in 15 reviews
"pull over"
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"single lane"
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"amazing trees"
in 10 reviews
"huge redwoods"
in 7 reviews
"trail head"
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"smith river"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a pleasant drive with a vehicle. The giant redwoods were spectacular.You really need to experience these trees first hand to appreciate their size. There were also lots of trails to walk. These roads are not recommended for RVs.

Thank Astrid1511
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took this road to get to the Stout Grove. Narrow in parts - just enough for one car between trees. Better than the "drive through a tree!" You feel like you're part of the forest on this road. No traffic (mid-May).

Thank Shirley S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We drove with no problem in our Jeep Wrangler but it was rough. Beautiful scenery and we hiked the Boy Scout trail to Fern Falls - wonderful day!

Thank Gina A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the road was bumpy with big potholes filled with rain water, it was worth the drive. Very courteous drivers both ways. The trees are spectacular! Local told us about Mills Creek Trail ( not on map ). Coming from Crescent City towards Stout Grove:...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the drive - the road has some huge potholes due to the spring rains, also in spots the road is completely covered with water. Due to the dense foliage it is almost dark in spots and hard to see the upcoming potholes even if...More

Thank Roger R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you plan to take this route know that it is narrow and bumpy and full of potholes. I understand they only grade the road once a year so I'm sure it's better right after that. It is narrow and two ways and although we...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Amazing trees, but on a narrow curvy road with 2 way traffice. Definitely worth the time to take this drive!

Thank Penny E
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Drive slow and watch for potholes! St op and walk the mile long trail at stout grove. Easy walking. Do it!

Thank missjane75
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

On the upside this drive was unexpected: little traffic, great intro to the Redwoods and an easy hike next the Smith River to the Stout Grove. On the downside, the potholes were deep and plentiful. A pick-up would have been better.

Thank JeanieMay
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Great way to see the Redwoods by car. Take your time driving the bumpy road from the outskirts of Crescent City to 199 via Stout Memorial Grove. Lots of trails along the route for hiking but be prepared to dodge the potholes along the way.

Thank Adam S
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karlacockerham
2 March 2018|
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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!
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Suzanne Q
2 May 2017|
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Response from orygungal | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't do that one.
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Carole C
10 April 2016|
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Response from Gudwill | Reviewed this property |
There are many paying camp grounds in the area, including several near the harbor. Before we moved to the area we always preferred to use the campground in Jed Smith Park. Depending on when you will come you may need to... More
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