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Old 06-03-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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What is the best route to see the best of the Redwood Forest WITH 30ft RV towing a 12 foot trailer. I can't see us trying to traverse the narrow and windy US 1 along the coast. What other areas of access are there that this rig will travel comfortably. Having just driven HWY 410 over Mt. Rainier, not sure I want to do that again at this time!

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Old 06-03-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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We have been through there several times. The roads are good but a little twisty. You can start in Grants Pass Oregon. This should be a wonder of the world. One of the prettiest places i have seen in my short 65 years.

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Old 06-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
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Check out the redwoods using US 101. California Highway 1 is narrow with very sharp turns and not, in my opinion, a good or safe road for RV's of any type. Most of the redwood area is in Northern California and you can get to the upper end as mentioned above from Grants Pass Oregon - using HWY 199. There are a few miles on 199 that have sharp 15 mph corners but overall a good road.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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Thanks this is good info for us later in the summer!
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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you will be able to visit jediah smith redwood state park ,avenue of the giants and much more on 101 with out a problem. if you didn't care for 410 you will not like 1.
we were just down 101 for the umpteenth time last month and have never quit being amazed by the beauty of this area.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
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Another vote for 101. We stayed at a little Passport America park right on the river in Klamath. A great base to tour the redwoods and we watched a bear swim across the river to our side just to eat the wild berries. There was also a whale just a half mile up river that had gotten herself stranded and had become quite a tourist attraction. There's also a little town just south of there where elk herds seem to have taken up residence right on the front lawns of a few cottages.

We travel in a 40DP w/toad and 101 is no problem.

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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Thank you all for the help! We did end up going 199/Grants Pass (gorgous, if not a bit scary, but we made it)..to 101 and stopped at Kamith to take in the trees up close and personal. Since we are on a business/pleasure trip, we had to head on down 101 and have now stopped at a KOA near Eureka. Typically we boondock at Walmarts, but none availible now and we are ready to stop! Pleasanton should be our destination tomorrow evening. It has been a beautiful drive and one we will come back to!

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