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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Big Trees Park Road, Felton, CA 95018
+1 831-335-4598
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Minutes away from the city, this park has old redwoods.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“santa cruz” (76 reviews)
“roaring camp” (36 reviews)
“the loop” (38 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Big Trees Park Road, Felton, CA 95018
+1 831-335-4598
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful redwood forest without the huge crowds. We went on Thanksgiving day and had a great, easy walk.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jeremy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super park for enjoying the great redwood trees and wonderful hikes among nature. The banana slugs were out when we were there, very fascinating.

Thank Nevada117
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Clover88Live
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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.

Thank asteph0012002
Reviewed 2 November 2017

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.

Thank kmgIL
Reviewed 31 October 2017

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

Thank GinaAnton
Reviewed 30 October 2017

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

Thank M_Manchester
Reviewed 21 October 2017

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

Thank Feltonite
Reviewed 20 October 2017

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

Thank Barbara H
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14 June 2017|
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Response from Libi K | Reviewed this property |
Ive never had trouble parking at this park. Many people park out on the highway so they dont have to pay for parking.
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2 May 2017|
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26 February 2017|
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Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I stayed in a great little hotel in town. A Marriott product. Loved it. Has a pool and very kid friendly