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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” (80 reviews)
“the loop” (39 reviews)
“roaring camp” (36 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Big Trees Park Road, Felton, CA 95018
+1 831-335-4598
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as Redwood forests go, I have only been to Muir Woods and Henry Cowell, and of the two, I would have to go with the latter. Muir Woods feels like the more popular one, so morning parking fills up quickly. Also, Muir Woods...More

Thank Alex Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super easy to get to the Redwoods quickly. If you do t have time to trek through the other parks this is the one for you. The trail is under a mile loop and easy. Nicely labeled trees. Unfortunately the nature center closed before the...More

Thank angusoaks11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great hike - beautiful scenery, quiet. Parking was a little tough - at least where I was. There were lots of mountain bikers around. It could be I chose the wrong location - don’t know.

Thank Dalen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are from the east coast and have never seen the redwoods. We were in awe throughout the park. This is a beautiful little park that is easy to walk around. There is a simple trek of about 1 mile. It’s not a hiking trail,...More

Thank jenk701
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited New Years Day. Parking was easy, staff was friendly and helpful. We hiked about 3 miles out and back to a lovely overlook. You could see the ocean once you got to the top. Very beautiful. An added bonus was the sound of...More

Thank Brooke G
Reviewed 13 January 2018

The park has an easy walking path (I would deem it accessible for wheelchairs - fairly flat grade, surface is firm but not paved, path is wide) that goes by all the "giants" of the forest. Incredible. Be sure to grab a pamphlet describing the...More

Thank SparkyEstonia
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Clean, peaceful, not crowded, only $10 per car. Spent equal time tree gazing and slug hunting. Found over a dozen slugs just walking the main trail. Staff was nice and helpful.

Thank Seelyme
Reviewed 11 January 2018

My whole life I had heard about the giant redwoods. We had a chance the other day to go see them at the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and they were simply amazing. We did the main Loop and it is very navigable for anybody....More

Thank George S
Reviewed 10 January 2018

If you are in the area and want to get a taste of the big trees, this park is a great choice. Awesome hiking trails that go down to the river and to the top of the hills. The overlook is a great spot to...More

Thank Markflip66
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

If you want to see the big Redwood Trees but dont have time to travel far north. This place is 15 min from Santa Cruz. AMAZING park!

Thank Jaana B
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13 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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1 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