On the far east side of Crescent City is Howland Hill Road. It was on this one lane, dirt road, that we entered Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.
|Entering the park via Howland Hill Road|
|Our rental car for perspective|
|Gman for perspective|
Today, you can fish, snorkel, or kayak in the Smith River, the longest major free-flowing river in California; take a historic drive on Howland Hill Road; enjoy a campfire program at Jedediah Smith Campground; or hike through a lush rainforest on 20 miles of trails. The 1936 film The Last of the Mohicans was filmed just upstream, in the Smith River National Recreation area.
|Smith River from bridge on S. Fork Road before connecting to Highway 199|
|TK talked Gman into hiking down to the river...|
|...so she could wade in the cold clear water|
Leaving Jedediah Smith Redwood Park we connected back on Highway 199 which took us towards Cave Junction, our next stop.