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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We normally go to Muir Woods when in SFO but were in Santa Cruz and decided to stop at Henry Cowell. Best decision we made. This was a great park - very peaceful, not highly traveled. Simple loop trail - about a mile long or less - with markers. The entry has a pamphlet you can borrow and return that... More

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Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved the Redwoods and the side trails to other large trees outside of the park. We also enjoyed swimming in the river.

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Family members were visiting from Minnesota. We came and hiked at this park. it was a lovely day with a slight breeze, and lots of beautiful trees to look at. will do this again soon.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stopped here on our way into the Railroad camp and my little guys (ages 2 and 4) LOVED the redwood loop by the Vistors Center. It was just long enough (.8 miles) for them to feel like they were hiking but not too long to where the lost interest and had to be carried. We read through each number... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Beautiful state park with easy walking path and helpful docents, interesting displays in the information center, and best of all, no ridiculous crowds and slow shuttles like Muir Woods! If you want to see the majestic redwoods, come here.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We did this on our highway 1 drive form sacramento to los angeles and absolutely loved the forest. We took a guided tour and our guide was so informative-she really helped us truly admire the redwoods and their magnificence ! It's a bit chilly there due to the shade so do take a light jacket-my advice!

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pebble beach
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

yes there is a parking fee BUT it is good for all state parks for the day,ten $.the redwood grove is a lovely easy trail to walk ,these redwoods are beautiful just enjoy. thanks there is a bathroom on the redwood grove loop.

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Mountain View, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Beautiful park for a visit suitable for all ages and abilities. The trees are amazing. The walk is level and properly maintained which means a wheelchair can also be used on the trail. Parking is easy, although it appears to fill up quickly, so arriving early is a good idea. The park access is at a fee. The information center... More

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Concord, CA
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed across the creek and were there to take the kids to Roaring Camp, but enjoyed exploring this park just as much. The Redwood Grove Loop Train is a nice walk, shaded, and not too long for kids. The park in general has many diverse areas and is a lot of fun to explore.

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went the the park after taking the train ride from Roaring Camp. We took a short and easy trail loop (under a mile). The trees are magnificent and the docents very helpful. You can purchase a guide (25 cents) or use on of the loaners. We enjoyed hearing and seeing the "honeymoon" tree, as well as others, and the... More

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