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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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  • The oldest redwoods in miles and a walk that brings a person back to complete health. I love this place and have been walking the giant redwood trees since I was two.  more »
  • Not too far from silicon valley and nice hikes. Better than going all the way to Muir Woods. Similar Redwood trees. A good hike is to top of the observatory deck that gives 360 degree views with just ...  more »
  • Next time you're in the SF Bay area stop by Felton CA and enter the park off Hwy 9. There is a 1-mile loop that is a must-see!  more »