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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 420+ 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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  • Beautiful park! Be sure & take the train ride through the redwood grove. It was absolutely gorgeous. The only drawback was there was only one trail for dogs to go on. A beautiful river ran through the...  read more »
  • GREAT walk, kinda brought tears to my eyes. Magnificent trees, little deer and her little baby walked almost right up to me. Squirrels and birds and wow... you just can't beat those old-growth Redwood...  read more »
  • I went in a group of two senior citizens, three adults, and five children ages 4 through 12. We walked the 0.8 mile trail with ease. The path was flat, wide, and well-maintained. There was plenty of r...  read more »
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