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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton
(4.9/5 based on 440 reviews on the web)
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.GeographyThe 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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  • I happened upon this place looking for something to do for about an hour. What a fantastic hour! If you like nature, you'll love this place. The 0.8 mile hike was just about perfect! 
  • Fantastic views, loves by our teens, a great low cost visit. I only wish I lived close as could walk thru every weekend. Loved the smell of the trees too! 
  • None of the paths through this small park were particularly strenuous. Perhaps the most stressful is the one going down to the beach. There are plentiful, well-marked, loops that allow for taking exac...  more »