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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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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 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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Boston, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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