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Howland Hill Road

Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Poor road conditions

If you plan to take this route know that it is narrow and bumpy and full of potholes. I understand... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fungramma51
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CA
Highpoint of our Redwood Park experience

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny E
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Roseau
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  • Average3%
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Travellers talk about
“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"
in 79 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 22 reviews
"redwood forest"
in 23 reviews
"take your time"
in 19 reviews
"oncoming traffic"
in 8 reviews
"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"
in 4 reviews
"single lane"
in 4 reviews
"amazing trees"
in 10 reviews
"huge redwoods"
in 7 reviews
"trail head"
in 4 reviews
"smith river"
in 12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not for the nervous driver - this road is rough, narrow, no shoulder/steep cliffs at times and sometimes super dangerous to pass oncoming traffic BUT IT IS AMAZING!!! Overcome the roads shortcomings because this is one ride you don't want to miss!!!!

Thank DeeBeeAdvo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic drive that I would highly recommend. Beautiful. Scenic. Very quite. We loved the drive. Very photogenic.

Thank MichaelH40
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is a must see if your in the area Many trails to hike and take pictures of the huge Redwoods ! The beautiful Smith river is close and amazing to swim and snorkel Enjoy your visit

Thank mcjones5
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

It is stunning. We felt so small driving this road as we were gobsmacked seeing the Redwood forest. The trees are so magnificent. There were all kinds of cars and trucks on the road but it is not for RVs. the road is very narrow...More

Thank Cathy S
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This was a wonderful drive with many places to stop along the way and get out. One of the most impressive parts of the Redwoods and a great cut through to Medford.

Thank TXAGnative
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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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