Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park


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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park


Location:Near Felton on Highway 9 in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Facilities:Family and hike/bike campsites, restrooms and showers, picnic area, trails (20 miles), self-guided nature path, nature center with exhibits, gift shop, food service (é).
Activities:Camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, guided tours. Fishing is permitted in the San Lorenzo River during the steelhead and salmon season, approximately November through February.
Special Features:Park features 15 miles of trails through a forest of coast redwoods, Douglas fir, madrone, oak, and a stand of Ponderosa pine. The main park area contains old-growth redwoods. The tallest tree in the park is about 285 feet tall; the oldest trees are 1400-1800 years old.
Address:c/o Santa Cruz District Office
303 Big Trees Park Rd
Felton, CA 95018

Phone:831-335-4598
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=546
Size: 4,316 acres.

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FELTON San Lorenzo River, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. The River Trail and Rincon Fire Road wind along the San Lorenzo River, where intermittent swimming holes have been scooped out of an otherwise shallow streambed.
You might combine a visit to one or two with an outing at a mountain park, such as Big Basin or Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park or Montebello Ridge Open Space Preserve.
A January hike in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park can be refreshing after the holidays.