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Howland Hill Road

Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Worth it!

Yes, it's so worth it to take this road. The hikes are stunning but even the drive is amazing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Palo Alto, California

Don't listen to the negative reviews!! This is a spectacular drive!! It does have potholes and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anastasia S
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“stout grove” (73 reviews)
Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, CA
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, it's so worth it to take this road. The hikes are stunning but even the drive is amazing. Truly.

Thank s0metrips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't listen to the negative reviews!! This is a spectacular drive!! It does have potholes and narrow pathways, but who cares!!! YOLO RIGHT?!? It's like you are literally in Endor minus the Ewoks!! Pretty sure I saw Sasquatch!!

Thank Anastasia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guy at the Crescent City Visitor's Center suggested this side trip to get a great view of the Redwoods. The view of these old-growth Redwoods from the road was spectacular. But the unpaved road is terrible, full of deep pot holes, very slow going....More

Thank Linlou0129
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled this road, to get to Stout Grove. The trees are beautiful, the road narrow. Take your time and enjoy!

Thank coyotepack5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the way you are so close to the trees, and it is narrow and winding. Hated all the potholes and how rough on the car. Many places to pull over and hike a bit amongst the beautiful trees, stream, wildlife, and even small wooden...More

Thank JcJud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you don't care about your car's suspension, go for it. Narrow, hugh potholes. Should be a one-way.

Thank LynneRabuse
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Howland Hill Rd starts out pretty raw and you wonder what???? then you enter the trees and understand what. It can be driven either direction (I went up from Crescent City) and I can't clam to know which suits individual preferences, but if the views...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This road is not for the faint-hearted. Narrow, windy, huge potholes, and breathtakingly beautiful. Gets you into the Redwoods really quickly from Crescent City.

Thank orygungal
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I live around here. If you want to get close and personal to the redwoods. Holland Hill Road is the place to go. It's a little bit off the beaten path but well worth it to beauty.

Thank William L
Reviewed 3 April 2017

What a beautiful drive!!!! Follow the signs from Highway 199 (Crescent City to Grants Pass). The signs will direct you to Stout Grove, which is just one stop on this amazing drive. The road was muddy, but I had a Jeep so no problem. Several...More

2  Thank jstauf51
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Suzanne Q
What is the coastal trail like?
2 May 2017|
Response from orygungal | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't do that one.
Carole C
Looking for a spot for our Rv for a few days to see both the beach and redwoods,
11 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
Dorallen D
Hi, We will be with a group of en plein air painters. Is there anywhere to stop on the road to set-up easles and paint?
31 December 2014|
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Response from Sharon L | Reviewed this property |
There are some small parking areas along the way that you could use. Nothing on the road, per se. The road is basically one lane and the shoulder is used so people from the other direction can pass.