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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Star Route 9, Felton, CA 95018
831/335-4598
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Felton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage, Hiking
Description: Minutes away from the city, this park has old redwoods.
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Grandview, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

On the advise from a man in the coffee shop we stopped in, even with the drizzling rain and walked through the redwoods, it is so amazing the history and beauty is breath taking. One more thing checked off the bucket list.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A must see for anyone traveling to, or thru, Santa Cruz. It's amazing to see the majestic trees in all their glory and splendor!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The ride was close distance from our hotel. For the price I paid for the entry to the park, it was well worth it. The scenery was lovely. I would go back. They have a train ride from the park to the boardwalk and I loved it.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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223 reviews 223 reviews
113 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had last visited this attraction many years ago and it was a treat to visit it again. Since we were there last they have put in a very interesting gift shop. The redwood loop is an easy 1 mile walk through a serene setting with only the sound of the steam locomotives echoing in the background.

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Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

When I was over in San Jose for business I chose this park for a hike because there were some many geocaches. I planned to hike for just a few hours and try to find some geocaches. I started off from Graham Hill road where I parked my car. After about 4 hours I ended up at the parking at... More

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Sacramento, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We took the walk through the grove and enjoyed every minute. Take the "loaner" guide with you to get even more out of the visit. The visitor center was very kid-friendly with lots of things to touch and manipulate. It had great visuals that demonstrated the various habitats in the park. The bathrooms were clean. There were more trails and... More

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Madison, Alabama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Smaller & fewer giants than some other redwood parks, but being on a short whirlwind trip with a long list of must sees, Henry Cowell was the perfect 'quick' stop to get a taste of the CA Redwoods majesty. My bf had never been to CA & never saw such large trees, giving me a new appreciation for their amazing... More

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Telluride, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We arrived right when the visitor's center opened, which I recommend, because there weren't many people there yet, and the temperature was nice and cool for our extended hike past the redwood loop to an observation point, which offered a view of the beach at Santa Cruz. On our way back, it was starting to get warm, and many more... More

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Solvang, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The miles and miles of trails offered by Henry Cowell provide hikers, dog walkers, equestrians and bikers year-round enjoyment. In the soggy winter, asphalt paved roads wind among the trees, while in hot summer, you can travel in shaded comfort throughout the forest. The San Lorenzo River is a constant source of entertainment, be it migrating birds, nesting ducks, raging... More

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Draper, Utah
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you are traveling in the San Jose area this is a must see place to go visit. about a 1+ hour drive south and you are in the quiet of the forest looking at majestic trees. Get a day pass and drive away from the ranger station and then take some of the short walks, and if you have... More

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