Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park47 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 101 N Big Trees Park Rd, Felton, CA 95018, USA, 95018, United States
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8313354598
- Fax: +1-9166546374
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Landmarks, Parks
If you want to go on a camping or a hiking trip you should definitely consider visiting the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. You're sure to find the majestic old redwoods to be quite astonishing. There are a few activities that you can do there like cycling and participating in various events that are organized on a regular basis. It is also an ideal place for a family picnic. The park has a visitor center that opens at 10 am and closes at 4 pm. You'll also find a store there that remains open from 10 am to 4 pm.
How to Reach Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
- Train to station : Roaring Camp Big Trees and Pacific Railway Station. The Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is only a short distance away from there.
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Reviews & Ratings
Incredibly beautiful and peaceful. Extremely accessible place to see the big redwoods. Loop trail walk path (pick up the self-guide brochure at the visitor center) is flat and well maintained. Much more of a stroll than a hike. Great place to bring kids to inspire and awe. Visitor center and natural history museum are worth a trip by themselves.
After camping, before we hit the road we just wanted to go to this park. Its hard to find the entrance and hard to find parking space. But once you go inside you will see there's a little beautiful Creek, not a lot of water though. But the ambient is beautiful, lots of trees, lots of fresh air. walking with the friends and family was beautiful.
We decided to camp here for about 5 days. And honestly had a relatively good experience. A minus the large amount of wasps. Untill the last day when we were checking out...... Which is why they get their 2 star review. We brought wood with us for fires, for making breakfast lunch and dinner. Had all of our wood stock outside the fire pit, The entire time we were there. We had talks to park Rangers, we had talked to the host, not once was there an issue with our firewood. The final day when we wake up to pack out, we have a citation on our picnic table.Apparently a park ranger came walking through our cap site in the early morning, Decided that because we did not buy there wood, that we had gathered wood in their state park. And it was a violation. At no point did anyone attempt to talk to us, or ask about our wood. Later on though. The campground host came by and Informed us, we were not allowed to burn our wood. Or have any further fires. Had they talked with us. This would have been a non issue. But because someone assumed they knew what was happening. This became a problem. Basically it seems like if you don't buy their firewood they're gonna have a problem with you using firewood.
Henry Cowell park is a wonderful place, especially the Fall Creek unit across Highway 9. Redwoods, streams, oak trees, and the remains of historical lime kilns and logging artifacts dot the forest. There are miles of trails, from easy to strenuous, and all beautiful. It is a serene place even when it's full of other hikers. Fall Creek especially is a great place to take kids, and there is a fairly easy trail that follows a beautiful year-round creek. One of my favorite places to go in the area!
Very cool place to camp or for day use. Nice thick woods, there's a river near the day use area with a real nice swimming hole. They have a visitor center that's pretty good. Nice trails but watch out for poison oak. The best thing about this place is you can walk right across to the big trees railroad and catch the train right to the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz. Have lunch and a trip to the beach and catch the next train back up the mountain. Pretty darn good!