Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is a state park of California, USA, preserving mainly forest and riparian areas in the watershed of the San Lorenzo River, including a grove of old-growth coast redwood. It is located in Santa Cruz County, primarily in the area between the cities of Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley, near the community of Felton and the University of California at Santa Cruz. The park includes a non-contiguous extension in the Fall Creek area north of Felton. The 4623acre park was established in 1954.Put Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Felton day trip planning site.
The main park covers approximately 1750acre, and the separate Fall Creek unit contains an additional 2390acre. The park lies within the southern end of the Northern California coastal forests ecoregion. In the numerous stream canyons live large populations of coast redwood, coast Douglas fir, California bay laurel, tanbark oak, California hazelnut, bigleaf maple and many other native species.
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We visited the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park after stepping off the train at the Roaring Camp Railroad. The park is just across the railroad tracks. We only hiked the Redwood Grove Loop Trail... more »
Walking among trees that are this old (900 - 1200 years) is amazing. The Loop Trail is an easy-to-walk, 0.8 mile loop which highlights some of the oldest trees in the park. Other trails will lead... more »
Incredibly beautiful and peaceful. Extremely accessible place to see the big redwoods. Loop trail walk path (pick up the self-guide brochure at the visitor center) is flat and well maintained. Much more of a stroll than a hike. Great place to bring kids to inspire and awe. Visitor center and natural history museum are worth a trip by themselves.
Henry Cowell park is a wonderful place, especially the Fall Creek unit across Highway 9. Redwoods, streams, oak trees, and the remains of historical lime kilns and logging artifacts dot the forest. There are miles of trails, from easy to strenuous, and all beautiful. It is a serene place even when it's full of other hikers. Fall Creek especially is a great place to take kids, and there is a fairly easy trail that follows a beautiful year-round creek. One of my favorite places to go in the area!
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