hiking

nature trips

walking

birding

trail running

views

forest

wild flowers

no dogs

kid friendly

river

horseback riding

wildlife

This park features 15 miles of hiking and riding trails through a forest that looks much the same as it did 200 years ago. Zayante Indians once lived in the area, where they found shelter, water and game. Henry Cowell Redwoods is home to a centuries old Redwood Grove that features a self-guided nature path. It also boasts other old-growth woods such as Douglas fir, mandrone, oak and a stunning stand of Ponderosa pines. The park has a picnic area above the San Lorenzo River. Anglers fish for steelhead and salmon during the winter. The park has a nature center and bookstore. The main park area contains the large, old-growth redwoods, while the northern area (Fall Creek) has about 20 miles of hiking trails. The tallest tree in the park is about 285 feet tall, and about 16 feet wide. The oldest trees in the park are about 1400 to 1800 years old. The park is near Felton on Highway 9 in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park. Open Sunrise to Sunset.

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I grew up across the river from here. My most favorite place to be when I miss home.

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Very nice trail. It's very shady and you can walk along creeks.

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Great hike! Very quiet trail. The fork leading to Big Rock Hole is a bit misleading as there is a tree laying over the trail. Just climb over it and keep going! Beautiful place.

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Such a nice trail with lots of shade.

I really enjoyed this hike! We went to the right at the bridge where it splits off. We were glad we did as we hiked down hill more rather than more uphill walking. There is a part where it gets tricky right when you double back. We had no service but the map would still stay up, just without the blue locator dot. When you need to find the trail to double back, you have to cross left over the creek.. that was the only part I found to be tricky. Absolutely gorgeous!!

If you have dogs the only option is to follow the pathed path the entire trail- it's not allowed to cross over to other trails. There's a few steep hills for a good viewpoint at "overlook bench". For the $10 day use fee it was modest