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.

Beautiful trail but ended up a bit longer than 9 miles for us. A portion of the trail on the Fall Creek side is washed away and you have to traverse logs jammed in the river to get around it. Also many downed trees on that side but otherwise awesome!

All paved and lots of other trails to explore into. Really cool river spots to checkout right off the road.

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Beautiful, shady hike for a warm summer day! I was not expecting to dip my toes in the San Lorenzo but the water felt great after a long descent. In early summer, the wildflowers were incredible.

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