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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is a state park near Santa Cruz, California that is beloved for it's old growth redwood groves that date back hundreds of years in addition to second-growth redwoods. Other old growth trees such as madrones, oak trees, Douglas fir, and ponderosa pine trees are also on display at this park, as well as iconic wildlife like banana slugs who make their home in this Northern California redwood forest. The Observation Deck Loop is a great place to view these big trees. The tallest tree in Henry Cowell State Park is about 285 feet tall, and about 16 feet wide. You can also see the John C. Fremont tree where Lt. Fremont camped while surveying for the US government prior to California statehood. The oldest redwood trees in the park are about 1400 to 1800 years old. With over 20 miles of hiking trails and a nature center, this Santa Cruz County park makes a great weekend trip from San Francisco or the Monterey Bay. Mountain biking is also super popular on the scenic trails in this park, and visitors can also visit the beautiful Garden of Eden swimming hole. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is near Felton on Highway 9 in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Roaring Camp Railroad also goes through the park and is a delight for kids and adults alike. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park. Open Sunrise to Sunset.

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It's like walking along a trail I read from a book / movie! Fabulous!

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Beautiful area, but the Graham Hill part of the trail is actually along the road. The paved trail along the park is dog friendly. I think it is called Pinehill road. Beautiful park and camp ground.

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