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Hendy Woods State Park

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Address: 18599 Philo Greenwood Rd, Boonville, CA 95466-9406
Phone Number: +1 707-937-5804
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A great place to hike and camp among the Redwoods.

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Ancient Grove - Big Henry Grove

Title of state park wrong. It is Big Henry State Park. Trees up to over 300 feet high and 14 feet in diameter. Level trail and not a long walk from parking lot. There are some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Title of state park wrong. It is Big Henry State Park. Trees up to over 300 feet high and 14 feet in diameter. Level trail and not a long walk from parking lot. There are some very large trees saved from the ax. Not a big grove but worth walking through.

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Santa Rosa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, this is a great park! Very family friendly, easy to get around, wonderful campground. Second, what you need to know if you want to camp here: There is a "secret" policy which allows some people to book campsites ahead of the usual booking system with Reserve America. It's called a "special event permit." The published rules call for that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We got married in the picnic area, and it was dreamy. We said our vows under a huge old oak tree, beside ancient redwoods. The park rangers and state parks office were kind and helpful, and did everything they could to make the weekend wonderful for us. The setting was beautiful and we could not have asked for anything more.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The park is a few miles north of Philo and is a pleasant stop. There are a series of trails, all easy to moderate, that wander through a very pleasant redwood grove. In addition one of the trails leads down to the river and another traverses a large meadow. We were there on a weekday morning and had the park... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This is one of the few places you can walk through old growth redwoods. Even with the added dust due to our drought, this is a stunning place. You can easily understand why Mr. Hendy wanted to preserve this eco system. The Big Hendy Grove contains lots of fallen trees which is how this forest maintains its health. As a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Small redwood forest, Easy to walk very scenic, and a nice place to escape a hot day. Bike, walk or ride a horse

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Hendy is off the beaten path, and incredibly beautiful with few people. We had it just about to ourselves mid-week in August. Note that the Navarro River was not even flowing, and based on what I have read I wouldn't swim in it unless flow is high. That said, this is a place worth seeing, and remember to take only... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Walk a few yard out of the remote parking lot in Hendy Woods, and you enter a sacred place that is silent and haunting. The canopy is dark, the forest floor is "clean", and you are surrounded by old growth redwood giants. California has a few of these places, but this one is special because it is in an area... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Boonville is a truly special place - almost perfect in size (small) and character (enormous). This park is beautiful and the Redwoods majestic. I strongly encourage you to visit and to call up the song "Redwood Tree" by Van Morrison - may make the entire experience even more fruitful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

A nice break from vineyard tours, you can stroll among the redwoods on easy trails. Parking starts to fill up late morning. Trail maps and markets are not that precise, and it is easy to end up a bit lost. Do not worry: is is a small park and you're never too deep in the woods.

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