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Hendy Woods State Park

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Address: 18599 Philo Greenwood Rd, Boonville, CA 95466-9406
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A great place to hike and camp among the Redwoods.

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Nice Place For a Family Picnic

Pretty place, full of big Redwoods and trails running through them. A nice place to camp out, or have a family picnic.

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Cynthia A
United States
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United States
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Pretty place, full of big Redwoods and trails running through them. A nice place to camp out, or have a family picnic.

Thank Cynthia A
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

We went right after a rain and some of the trails had been washed out however we were able to walk through the old growth redwoods. If you have been in an old growth redwood forest, this one might not seem spectacular, but there was no one around and it made the feeling magical.

Thank KDF32999
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Title of state park wrong. It is Big Henry State Park. Trees up to over 300 feet high and 14 feet in diameter. Level trail and not a long walk from parking lot. There are some very large trees saved from the ax. Not a big grove but worth walking through.

Thank TedL1049
Santa Rosa
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

First, this is a great park! Very family friendly, easy to get around, wonderful campground. Second, what you need to know if you want to camp here: There is a "secret" policy which allows some people to book campsites ahead of the usual booking system with Reserve America. It's called a "special event permit." The published rules call for that... More 

Thank MikeVdP
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We got married in the picnic area, and it was dreamy. We said our vows under a huge old oak tree, beside ancient redwoods. The park rangers and state parks office were kind and helpful, and did everything they could to make the weekend wonderful for us. The setting was beautiful and we could not have asked for anything more.

Thank Elizabeth S
Weaverville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The park is a few miles north of Philo and is a pleasant stop. There are a series of trails, all easy to moderate, that wander through a very pleasant redwood grove. In addition one of the trails leads down to the river and another traverses a large meadow. We were there on a weekday morning and had the park... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is one of the few places you can walk through old growth redwoods. Even with the added dust due to our drought, this is a stunning place. You can easily understand why Mr. Hendy wanted to preserve this eco system. The Big Hendy Grove contains lots of fallen trees which is how this forest maintains its health. As a... More 

Thank Betsy99
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Small redwood forest, Easy to walk very scenic, and a nice place to escape a hot day. Bike, walk or ride a horse

Thank Aaron337
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Hendy is off the beaten path, and incredibly beautiful with few people. We had it just about to ourselves mid-week in August. Note that the Navarro River was not even flowing, and based on what I have read I wouldn't swim in it unless flow is high. That said, this is a place worth seeing, and remember to take only... More 

Thank David L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Walk a few yard out of the remote parking lot in Hendy Woods, and you enter a sacred place that is silent and haunting. The canopy is dark, the forest floor is "clean", and you are surrounded by old growth redwood giants. California has a few of these places, but this one is special because it is in an area... More 

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