Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park


Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park offers 15 miles of hiking and riding trails in Felton, California. The forest has been growing for the last 200 years, making it one of the oldest areas. It was also populated by the Zayante Indians due to the old Redwood groves, wildlife, and game they could subsist on. Today visitors can move through the grove on a self guided tour. There are some older growth regions that have oak, Douglas fir and mandrone trees. The park has a picnic area at the San Lorenzo River. It is also possible to fish for steelhead and other salmon in winter. The park boasts of a nature center and bookstore.

In the main area to the north is Fall Creek, which begins the 15 miles of hiking trails. The tallest tree in the park is on one of the trails and it stands about 285 feet, with a base of 16 feet. The oldest trees in the park have been dated to 1400 to 1800 years ago. To get to Felton's Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park visitors need to drive on Highway 9 towards Santa Cruz Mountains. From San Jose Highway 17 will get individuals to the mountains.

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