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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

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Address: Star Route 9, Felton, CA 95018
Phone Number: 831/335-4598
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Activities: Viewing foliage, Hiking
Description: Minutes away from the city, this park has old redwoods.

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Henry Cowell State Park

This was our first visit to this campground and we really enjoyed the area. Camped here in a travel trailer. Bathrooms and showers were kept pretty clean. Lots of hiking and paved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was our first visit to this campground and we really enjoyed the area. Camped here in a travel trailer. Bathrooms and showers were kept pretty clean. Lots of hiking and paved bike/ walking trails. We weren't aware there was no dump station until we arrived but were directed to Brighton State Beach which was about 10-15 mins away. Terrible... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This state park is easy to find, on Rt. 9 just south of Felton. There is a $10 fee per car to enter. A wide, easy, mostly level trail with a hard-packed surface starts at the parking lot and winds through the redwood groves. It is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. The trail is less than a mile and has... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited this state park to see the California Redwoods. For a small entrance fee, we were able to take a very easy and scenic hike through the giant redwoods at the visitor center. Our family was very impressed, and had a great time exploring some huge and very pretty redwoods.

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Sunnyvale, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We've been visiting this park for years and we've hiked every trail. The poor rating I give is a reflection of multiple visits in the last 6 months. BMX riders, in full respiratory helmet gear, have wandered off the Pole Line Rd w/ much speed and have terrorized pedestrians unintentionally through reckless riding. Severe trail damage exists from horse riders.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As you drive up from the valley, you start to see the large trees on the sides of the hills. Then you go back to a shore line that has great views.Through town and then you are back in the forest again. Make sure that you wear good walking shoes. Sneakers or hiking shoes are needed. Sandals will not be... More 

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santa cruz california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love Henry Cowell Redwood State Park. I live in Felton and it is just a laid back place to camp and visit. It is about 15 minutes to Santa Cruz but has so many wonderful trails in the redwoods. You can cut across to Davenport beach also to avoid the Santa Cruz beach on the weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Well laid out path in a small and easily accessible redwood grove. Educational signs point out significant facts for added enjoyment. A short hop from Monterey, and San Jose this jewel should not be overlooked. The burls and trees are stunning and if they could talk, oh the stories they'd tell! The info station was full of great information and... More 

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Terryville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

lovely park with a stunning redwood grove. nature hike very doable - less than one mile. trees can be walked into and through. highly recommend.

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Stow, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We got to follow one of the docents around the trail. He pointed out that you can go into the burned tree...lots of you. There is room for at least a dozen people inside the tree. we saw a banana slug (very neat) and quite a few huge trees. We skipped Muir Woods because we heard it is a zoo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Henry Cowell State Park is a beautiful park and very tranquil. Some of the Redwood trees there are huge and quite majestic. It is a very gentle walk through the forest and easy for both children and elderly. The path is quite flat so also accessible for wheelchairs and prams. If you are quiet you may also see Deer and... More 

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