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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

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Address: Star Route 9, Felton, CA 95018
Phone Number: 831/335-4598
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Activities: Viewing foliage, Hiking
Description: Minutes away from the city, this park has old redwoods.
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1200 Year Old Trees

Beautiful walking trails with ancient huge trees. You can take your dog on a couple of the trails. Gift shop, bathrooms, maps. $10 park admission.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Kathy D
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Salinas, California
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Salinas, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful walking trails with ancient huge trees. You can take your dog on a couple of the trails. Gift shop, bathrooms, maps. $10 park admission.

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Dayton, Ohio
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We paid $10 to see the Natural Bridge which also gets you in to this park and all parks in area. We arrived about 2pm on a sunny 63 degree day & it was chilly under the trees. We stopped at gift shop first then at visitor center to learn more about the park. We took the short loop trail... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

2000 plus year old redwoods, great stories about Teddy Roosevelt, amazing trees that heal themselves, some examples of albino redwoods, gorgeous trails, fabulous docents to take you on a tour, nice facilities with restrooms, store, etc. biking on some trails, four different habitats, incredible bright yellow banana slugs important to the redwoods survival -- what's not to like?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've logged in some hours at this park, pardon the pun. This park has a nice interpretive center staffed with friendly docents and a sweet gift shop with sweatshirts, snacks, books and jewelry. The staff here is very helpful. Your dog can get a free dog biscuit at the gift shop. There are some wonderful trails to hike. You can... More 

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Atascadero, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The redwood loop, which is only 0.8 miles self guided tour is well worth it. The guides are 25 cents at the trail head which is right at the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is well worth the visit as well and is free, with donations accepted. It is $10 for day use, but if you are at the Roaring... More 

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Penn Yan, New York
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is the perfect spot to see an old grove of Redwood trees. There is a short 1 mile loop thru some fabulously HUGE trees. This is a beautiful peaceful spot... I keep coming back

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Ellsworth, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Took a drive to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. $10 admission fee. We arrived about 10 am. It was a "warm" day with temps upon departure from near Santa Cruz in the low sixties. However upon arrival we noticed frost on the roof of the gift shop near the entrance to the redwood trails. Wife had to buy a sweatshirt.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a great place for a stroll in the redwoods for all ages. The wide, smooth Redwood loop trail is just .8 mile, so even little kids can walk it. Easy for older folks, even in walkers or wheel chairs. There are lots of redwoods around, but most are not old growth. These are as old as 2000 years.... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A great educational forest. The guided path is short enough for even teenagers to enjoy. Lots of deer when entering the park. I've been there three times with family and colleagues, and I enjoy it every time. Remember to bring an extra sweater or coat as the tall trees create a very chilly tour.

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Kokomo, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Absolutely take the steam train! Do not hesitate because you won't be disappointed! Go on the hikes! You will not be disappointed. You will be in awe!

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