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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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Beautiful

We stayed in the campground. It was so beautiful and peaceful. The sites were large and the amenities were clean and stocked. We were up early in the morning and had the same... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Hermosa Beach, California
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Hermosa Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stayed in the campground. It was so beautiful and peaceful. The sites were large and the amenities were clean and stocked. We were up early in the morning and had the same strong bleach smell in he bathrooms. It wasn't as exaggerated as the last reviewer put it. I prefer campground bathrooms clean so it was appreciated. Just be... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The park features an easy, level walk through an amazing redwood grove. First thing in the morning we had it almost to ourselves. When we walked it again later in the day there were many families enjoying the easy hike. It's suffers some from the obnoxiously loud railroad nearby, so if that's running, don't expect peace and quiet. Be sure... More 

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I will tell you one thing that I can actually put into words; if you ever want to know how significant you are stand next to one of these Redwoods that have been around for thousands of years...you will find out real quick. This was an amazing experience that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lives. I really... More 

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Windsor, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Stopped here in the morning before heading down to Monterey. What can I say, simply breathtaking scenery throughout the park. There is a very flat loop which takes you to all of the main attractions. The flat terrain was ideal as we were with someone who has some problems getting around. There is an interesting history here as a camp... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We live nearby in our own redwood forest, so only recently got around visiting. We parked along the road outside the park, walked in (about a mile) then took the short trail, about a mile, through the redwoods. This is a fairly large park, with tens of miles of trails, a campground (open seasonally), and a store that sells publications... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great hiking park, Redwoods are beautiful. Lots of options for biking, hiking and horseback riding (If you own the horse, no rentals). Entrance to park right next to Roaring Camp railroads. Help support our State Parks and visit the beautiful Santa Cruz Redwoods.

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Fort Benton, MT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great nature center, redwood trails (easy 1 mile hike amongst the giant redwoods. There is also a small store that is reasonable and a campground with a Safeway nearby. I saw a bob cat in the fields when I was walking through the meadow area as well as many many deer. I love this place!

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Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One of the highlights of our trip! We wanted to see the redwoods and were running out of time and in Santa Cruz on the way to San Francisco Airport. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park was only about 20 minutes from the boardwalk. We paid $10 to park and walked and easy loop trail to see magnificent Redwoods and pine.... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We loved hiking here. The best part is that there are trails for every level of fitness. Also there are dog friendly trails too. Many spots to picnic at. Our favorite was the trail to Cathedral Redwoods. A little steep but so worth it! Enjoyed this very much.

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Espoo, Finland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A very lovely place, the big trees are really wrth seeing. Unfortunately we had very little time to see the park, You could easily spend a day there. Regardless we managed to spot a banana snail and some bambis =)

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