One of the best redwood drives anywhere, this single-lane gravel road runs through an otherworldly landscape of monster trees.
A paved highway that slices through an otherwise pristine redwood wilderness. Unfortunately the woods are so dense that you can’t see much from the road.
A scenic gravel logging road that climbs through redwood uplands. The closest you can get to the experience of hiking the redwoods without leaving your car. Open to cars in summer only.
A short dirt road through a lush and dense lowland redwood grove.
The most common problems I’ve had when visiting the North Coast are flat tires and blowouts. There’s no cell phone service in most areas, tow trucks only tow you to a repair shop and won’t patch a tire, and all the shops are closed on Sundays or after 5 pm. So I’ve had to use each of the following on more than one occasion (listed from most used to least):