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Beautiful scenery!

We took our car up this road and there were a couple places that scared me a little but we made it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lurenda t
Beautiful but dusty drive under the Redwood trees

If you have a regular sized car and the time to spare, drive Howland Hills Road through the Redwood... read more

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

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.

Thank Lurenda t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank dkata94598
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jaredites
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Janine B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks ago

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

Thank ACT-MA
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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 9 September 2018

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
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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!
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2 May 2017|
Response from orygungal | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't do that one.