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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Address: Star Route 9, Felton, CA 95018
Phone Number: 831/335-4598
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Felton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage, Hiking
Owner description: Minutes away from the city, this park has old redwoods.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage, Hiking
Owner description: Minutes away from the city, this park has old redwoods.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

A great educational forest. The guided path is short enough for even teenagers to enjoy. Lots of deer when entering the park. I've been there three times with family and colleagues, and I enjoy it every time. Remember to bring an extra sweater or coat as the tall trees create a very chilly tour.

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Kokomo, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Absolutely take the steam train! Do not hesitate because you won't be disappointed! Go on the hikes! You will not be disappointed. You will be in awe!

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Santa Cruz, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our family met at the Redwood Loop trail and walked around it with the grandkids (twins age 9 and 6yr old). They loved the trees and going inside the hollow redwoods. There are markers and a trail guide so you can read about what your are seeing. It is a truly beautiful place and we are so lucky people saved... More 

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Oakdale, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were there in late October and it was pretty chilly, but the walk kept us warm. It was a beautiful little walk through the awesome redwoods. The pamphlet you receive explains all the different flowers and bushes and types of trees. Very peaceful - wasn't crowded. You could stop anywhere along the way to just sit and admire the... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

There's nothing like spending the day among the redwoods. These giants create a Cathedral-like spiritual space. Consider spending some time here early in the morning or in the evening - these are magical times where the forest takes on a completely different atmosphere. Enjoy this space. I consider this one of the best places on earth.

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Boston, MA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

They have a fantastic walk for families with kids--all level ground through some old growth trees that are sure to wow young and old walkers. They had a few that were truly magnificent. We were in and out quickly, but it seemed like there were tons of things to do, including a train ride.

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited this state park in October. It was amazing being able to walk amoungst the gigantic Redwoods. We're from Ontario, Canada and these were the first Redwood trees we have ever seen and they didn't disappoint. I appreciated that the park wasn't crowded and for the most part we felt like we had the whole hiking... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We ended up being short on time - but even though we only spent about a hour there, it was fantastic! The shortest walk/hike was peaceful (not many people around) and magnificent (the trees!).

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited here 3 times in 3 days over the Thanksgiving weekend. If you have been to other redwood parks, this one may be more of the same. However, if this is a wonderful experience for your first walk among the redwoods. Located just 20 minutes outside of downtown Santa Cruz, the focus of the park is a flat 0.8... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went with family for a day walk here and picnic lunch. The short level walk through a grove of big trees near the entrance is very nice. Saw more banana slugs than on any other hike. This walk is good for small children and older adults with mobility problems. There is a private facility next door that has train rides... More 

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