Redwood Forests, CA: 6/01
Star Wars

Redwood Forests, CA: 6/01

The Return of the Jedi scenes

Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, CA
The speeder bike chase scene was mostly filmed while walking through the Owen R. Cheatham Grove in the Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park. Some side-view shots were acquired at the nearby Avenue of the Giants from the back of a pick-up which drove down the road, but that will have to wait for a future trip.

Smith River, CA
The big battle sequences between the stormtroppers and ewoks were filmed on private property in Smith River, CA. The area was logged soon after production of Return of the Jedi. The crew stayed at the nearby Ship Ashore Resort Motel which is now a Best Western.



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