Beautiful redwood forest without the huge crowds. We went on Thanksgiving day and had a great, easy walk.
About Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Easy to navigate park with tall trees and beautiful scenery. Help rangers all over to answer any questions. Highly recommend for a quick day outing.
There are many attractions in this park, including camping, a great swimming hole, and wonderful hiking trails. But if you only have a short time, this is a great intro to the coastal redwoods. A short drive from Santa Cruz, easy parking, and a short...More
I have walked there many times through the years. I am lucky enough to live so close. Anyone visiting from out of town must stop and visit the Redwood loop. It is an easy walk and a beautiful experience.
I found the park beautiful and well maintained. The hiking trails were well marked and fun to walk. I went very early in the morning and encountered very few people. This made the path and the redwoods almost magical.
We visited Henry Cowell in July 2017 and absolutely loved it. They gave us a pitch which was basically a little clearing in the woods with our own bbq and picnic bench. We couldn't even see anyone else so it was as if we were...More
We visited on our way through from San Francisco to Monterey and were not disappointed. The loop is not an arduous walk and isn't too long so can be enjoyed by all. Pick up one of the trail guides before setting off and follow the...More
How can you go wrong with not one, but two, State Parks in the beautiful & quaint San Lorenzo Valley? Yes, Big Basin is probably the better known of the two, but Henry Cowell is literally a 5 minute walk from my front door! Gee,...More
A great place to see redwoods when you can't walk easily or far. A level, accessible trail winds around old growth forest and fantastic redwood trees. A local informational center and gift shop are also available, along with a nearby narrow gauge train ride. A...More