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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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Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our drive from San Francisco to Monterey. It was a very enjoyable walk through the Redwood forest. Although it was busy, it was not ever crowded. The trees were amazing. Definitely recommended for a short walk.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had gone to Roaring Camp and then decided afterwards to go to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. We went to the visitor center; there is a small museum area as well as a nice movie on the park. We have been here several times before but enjoyed again visiting this old growth redwood state park. We walked the nature... More

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

http://www.racethrutheredwoods.com/ Just ran a 10K through the park and it was so beautiful. The race is held in August. A small event but very cool. Wish I had taken a camera to take photos. If you were thinking of hiking there are some really nice redwoods here. Great trails and lots of bathrooms in the parking lots. Very family friendly... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stopped at this State Park on our way back from a couple of days at the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, and were glad we did. Quiet, peaceful, and breathtaking surroundings. We did two hikes--both fairly easy--the Loop in the heart of the park, and the Observation Deck hike, taking us to the highest point in the park, with views... More

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This State Park is 6 miles outside of Santa Cruz on Highway 9 near Felton. There are about 15 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, although not all are allowed on all trails/roads. You pay $10 parking fee at the park headquarters, which has plenty of parking, restrooms, and picnic tables. Also near and adjacent to the... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a great park! Covering such a large area of land with so many trails you could easily be here for days and still not be able to explore everything. Because we were only here for a limited amount of time. We did the circle that goes around the redwood grove near the gift shop. It was so nice. It... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wonderful easy stroll in the Redwood forest. Took the self-guided tour and wandered at our own peace. The trees were amazing and beautiful. Lots of fun. Definitely recommended.

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Due to time constraints, had to choose between Muir Woods and Henry Cowell. Reviews stated that Muir Woods is very busy, so we went with Henry Cowell. Really enjoyed it. The trees are so impressive. The trail was not too busy. The drive up there was lovely too!!!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Locals took us to the Roaring Camp railroad. After our railroad tour and natural history lesson we could walk into Henry Cowell for free. We walked to the loop and enjoyed the great visitor center. If you have time, you can walk to the ALBINO redwood growing there. Do a bit of research to locate it, it is worth it!

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