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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Minutes away from the city, this park has old redwoods.

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You really don't need another reason to visit this park. It is simply amazing. The redwoods are a sight to behold and no review and no photograph can possibly do them justice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Centreville, Virginia
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Centreville, Virginia
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You really don't need another reason to visit this park. It is simply amazing. The redwoods are a sight to behold and no review and no photograph can possibly do them justice. You simply must make time to see these magnificent old growth coastal redwoods in all their splendor and this park is an excellent venue for this purpose. Run,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think we just got unlucky and had THE worst neighbors at the campground. Complained to the ranger and then the father of the people we complained about came around and asked us about our tent! I was scared for my safety all night!!! The bathrooms were disgusting and long lines just to use. No TP in the morning &... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Santa Cruz you need to go here. It is so close... only about 15 minutes away but at the same time a world away when you in there. It is so quiet and peaceful. A peaceful refuge you have to see to understand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to hang out for the day. Lots of trails; paved and unpaved. Picnic tables, nice restrooms. Shady and serene. We saw some deer in a meadow. Perfect weather today too. Highly recommended!

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Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are visiting today while our children are at a Y camp north of here. The Redwood Grove Loop Trail is only .8 mile long and has such majestic, giant (300 ft tall) coastal redwood forest. We did the loop taking time to savor the black tail deer we saw in a meadow amongst the trees. They were not even... More 

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful well kept park full of gorgeous, huge trees. The Rangers and employees are full of knowledge. Make sure to pick up a green brochure and donate more than 25 cents! The gift shop has many goodies, we purchased a few souvenirs. Very jealous we don't have a park like this in Maryland for frequent walks. Can't get over the... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I travelled from the Southeast USA. We had never seen any redwoods at all. There are several reviews on several different redwood parks. We were not able to travel as far north as the Redwood National Forest in CA, however, we did not feel slighted at all by visiting Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. There was an... More 

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Hauppauge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The redwoods here seemed bigger and more accessible than the ones at Muir. We didn't get the map which told about specific trees, but the hiking was level and easy. The trees were HUGE! Never get tired of the sight and smells of the Redwoods!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Choose Henry Cowell State Park for a short trip from Monterey CA. It was clean and easy to find. The volunteer staff was very informative and friendly. It is a great way to experience the Red Wood trees in CA near Monterey, CA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sooo beautiful! It can be as easy or as challenging as you like. It has a nice little rive, little bridges, banana slugs and more!

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