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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 hiking area!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Parker, Colorado
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Parker, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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Carmel Valley, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The easy path through the great trees near the visitor's center quiet the crowd as you stroll through. Multiple guided and self-guided tours exist, and a narrow gauge railroad runs short trips from a station near by. But above all, it's the trees that are the main draw here; it's an ancient well-preserved grove of truly old growth with lush... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As we entered the park we weren't sure what to expect but once on the trails saw beautiful redwoods. Very easy walking trails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Wanna get away and be refreshed? Then a trip to this nature oasis is a must. I loved walking in the coolness of the Redwood Grove. Majestic. Beautiful. Peaceful.

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annapolis, md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were headed to Pacific Grove and wanted to see some Redwood trees. This park was very easy to get to and was well laid out with a visitor center and printed trail guides that helped give the history of certain redwoods on the walk. I felt like I was propelled into a fantasy land and I was traversing through... More 

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We chose to go to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park thanks to the description of the walking trail from the Visitor Center. It was described as easy, and it was! There were three of us on this trip, and we are older, so we needed a trail that was not too long or difficult. The trees are beautiful, you can... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was having one of those Santa Cruz daze; the kinda day where you begin toking early, and deciding how to spend your free time; so I went for a drive and stopped here (I am not new to this, oooo no, I do spend much time in these Redwoods), and on this particular day it was even more special.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had tickets for the Roaring Camp Railroad. As we had paid for day parking (8.00) we decided after the train ride to cross over to Henry Cowell. I had my elderly father and cousins visiting us from Alaska with two small children. All were able to do the .8 mile walk easily. There are amazing giants along the way... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Absolutely fabulous to take a walk amongst these trees, their size is enormous, they are ageless. For the less adventurous, there is a one hour walking track that starts at the visitor's centre and loops around and back to the centre, there are some significantly longer trails was well.

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