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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 6 attractions in Felton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage, Hiking
Description: Minutes away from the city, this park has old redwoods.
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I love the Henry Cowell Red Woods State Park. It is easy to get to and a great place to hang out and see an ancient forest close up. If the little museum is open you can even get a good taste of the flora and fauna

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Nine days touring California and this visit is at the top of my favorites from the trip. The main redwood loop trail was easy, breathtaking, and quite awesome. I am traveling w two 13 yo girls and even they enjoyed it. Not too long, yet enough for them to be impressed. I am so glad I squeezed this trip in... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for a walk in the woods. $10 to park (which is good at any other state park on the same day) and trail maps are extra. DO NOT buy the trail map. Get the free one at the interpretive center as it has extra information about the redwood loop. It took us 30 minutes to leisurely take... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

What more could you ask for? We did a hike from the visitor's center through the Redwood Grove and then to the Observation Deck before looping back. It was beautiful with several different ecological zones. We enjoyed seeing the train and may have to ride next time.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Henry Cowell's redwood loop (almost 2 miles) is unbeatable. Thankfully, the Cowell family kept this place intact while the rest of the San Lorenzo Valley was butchered by logging. The old-growth redwoods here are second-to-none in their majesty and beauty. The remodeled visitor center is interactive (great for kids) and the docents are very knowledgable a friendly. Tip: If you... More

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is the perfect place to see redwoods. It was really beautiful. The short trail is perfect for little kids or anyone who can't do a more strenuous hike. It was really quiet and peaceful. We saw deer while we were there. It was a perfect nature outing.

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Northern Michigan
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24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The trees on the Redwood Grove Trail are magnificent! The other reviews speak to that.... Here's some things I think you should know: 1. After coming home, the pictures I liked the best were the ones of us hugging the trees or when my wife and I had our arms outstretched holding hands beside or around the trees. These pictures... More

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Thousand Oaks, California, USA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

From the serene entrance fields to the magical forests this is a truly wonderful and stunning place to visit. For some added fun be sure to cross one of the bridges to the other side of the river where you will be much more likely to spot banana slugs.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Where can you walk through grasslands, then through a redwood forest, then through sand doones, then see a distant view of the beach, and see some animals along the way? Great visitor center. Gem.

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31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

You get a short walking tour of redwoods, but it is worth stopping. My wife and I go there for a morning walk every time we're in Santa Cruz. Walking under the redwoods is amazing, and they have good facilities. Highly recommend a stop if you have an hour to spare and need some fresh air.

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