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Gotta make this drive

If you're in the area you have to take this drive. But be careful, the roads can be narrow and wind... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruch, Oregon

Try and go later in the day to avoid crowds and to see the sunbeams make their way into the forest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in the area you have to take this drive. But be careful, the roads can be narrow and wind around the large trees. Boy Scout tree and Stout Grove (among others) trails are along this road, stop and check those out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alanvoetsch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try and go later in the day to avoid crowds and to see the sunbeams make their way into the forest. There are places to stop for pictures, and it's hard to choose just one.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KRM210
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Yes... This is definitely an "E" Ticket ride. If you love nature and truly appreciate driving through the Redwoods... I highly recommend trying to connect to our area of Del Norte County California.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robertmI6879BH
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We took our car up this road and there were a couple places that scared me a little but we made it through in a small car. It was worth the trip. We did the loop after hiking the boy scout tree trail.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lurendae2015
Reviewed 7 October 2018

If you have a regular sized car and the time to spare, drive Howland Hills Road through the Redwood trees for a scenic experience. We enjoyed our drive. However the road is dusty, so all the trees and plants within 10 feet of the road...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dkata94598
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We're visiting with young children. The scenery is beautiful. The trees are amazing. We hiked on the boy scout trail. It was a great hike with beautiful views. Or boys are 9, 7, and 4. The boy scout trail was tough for the 4 year...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jaredites
Reviewed 29 September 2018

great drive through the redwood forest. lots of spots to stop and pull out for photos. narrow road but places to pull aside and let other vehicles pass

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janine B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tucker_lou
Reviewed 23 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank glennm921
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WilliamOAlsip
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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.