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.
The 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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  • Bring a sweater. Easy to walk trail. Banana slugs and beautiful lichen and trees to enjoy. Lots of education in the trail guide paper. 
    Bring a sweater. Easy to walk trail. Banana slugs and beautiful lichen and trees to enjoy. Lots of education in the trail guide paper.  more »
  • We visited with the family, reserving 3 separate sites. One of the sites was tiny, no room for a tent and completely open….no shade trees. That daughter was able to join her sisters larger shaded... 
    We visited with the family, reserving 3 separate sites. One of the sites was tiny, no room for a tent and completely open….no shade trees. That daughter was able to join her sisters larger shaded...  more »
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  • Beautiful place for a hike amongst the giant redwoods. We saw 4 banana slugs the last time we were there. The trails are beautiful and kept up well. The staff were all knowledgeable and pleasant to talk to. We also love camping at the campground. It’s beautiful and the sites are large and well maintained. One of our favorite places for sure!
  • This is a weekly must go by myself or shared with others. My favorite path is along the San Lorenzo river - where the locals go mostly - some with their dogs. There are many groves with tables, bathroom buildings and so much serenity. Wildlife too. Being there is awesome all year round. I could go on and on ~ this park is a major reason I live here - about seven minutes from the entrance.

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