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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton

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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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  • One of my favorite outings is a trip to this State Park. The walk through the meadow, crossing the bridge over the river, taking the docent assisted tour of the giant redwoods and stopping by the natu...  more »
  • We explored only a small part of this park, and it was beautiful. A wide variety of trails at various levels, and there are adequate washrooms and parking options. For people with mobility issues, the...  more »
  • This park has everything! Redwood easy trails for everyone! Meadows, Long hikes and running trails, river walks and deep quiet. Any season this wonderful park is perfect for your 'nature fix'. right i...  more »