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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

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“santa cruz”(87 reviews)
“the loop”(43 reviews)
“roaring camp”(31 reviews)
Minutes away from the city, this park has old redwoods.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Big Trees Park Road, Felton, CA 95018
+1 831-335-4598
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have any connection at all to nature, this place will touch you. It is equal parts majestic and surreal, with an almost oppressive silence for long spaces. There are history plaques listed along the nice little walking trail, and a visitor center at...More

Thank wmerry2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Muir and had to fight the parking, I read this park was quieter. It was quiet and peaceful, with easy parking. Volunteers along the way gave some good insight and made it much more enjoyable.

Thank Vangogh61
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time walking among these huge old trees!! Weather was clear and cool for a nice paced stroll. Since local schools had started, not a lot of kids. There were lots of places just to take photos. Add this park to your list!

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to enjoy your walk among these wonderful thousand year old trees and feel the coolness of the forest. These old grove trees and something everyone should see as there are so few left.

Thank JustDriving71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The redwood grove is beautiful but unfortunately, the trails are poorly managed by the park service. My family visited the park every summer. Increasingly we found horse riders everywhere, even on narrow foot trails. They push hikers like us out of trails from time to...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has several trails. The shortest one is the beautiful one, walking with the tall redwood trees. There is another chance be along the river. And there is a train that you can take as a nice activity with kids. Make sure you buy...More

Thank Arthur T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was close to zip lining and is a great place to walk around. It is an easy path to walk and takes about 45mins to do. It is very majestic

Thank LisaK123Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to experience the Redwoods when you are in Santa Cruz. Just a few minutes outside of town, great interpretive map, amazing experience!

Thank Gabriel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much beauty only an hour away from home. We really enjoyed our day in the redwoods from the amazing smell to the beauty of the trees the friendly fellow visitors ..... I love that the loop trail is accessible to wheelchairs,walkers & strollers it...More

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awe inspiring walk through an old growth Redwood grove. Easy to access and friendly rangers. Easy drive from San Francisco/San Jose and not crowded on the day visited (week day, mid August). Highly recommended, especially for someone who has a limited amount of time.

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September 20, 2018|
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Response from gigidenise2015 | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus that goes from Santa Cruz to the park.. and you can also take greyhound from Monterey to Santa Cruz if that helps?!
Sandy D
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Cowgirlvjs | Reviewed this property |
I researched the train ride and was glad we just drove ourselves. The train stop is nowhere near the entrance to the nice paved walkway through the trees. Like the answer above, the visitor station is about a mile walk... More
June 1, 2018|
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Response from Randy B | Reviewed this property |
The park is open sunrise to sunset. The visitor center hours are 10-4. Not sure if there's a self-pay station.