This park features almost 20 miles of hiking and riding trails through a variety of plant communities including redwoods, mixed evergreens, riparian (riverside), ponderosa pine, as well as rare ancient marine deposits called Santa Cruz sandhills. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is home to a magnificent old-growth Redwood Grove featuring a self-guided nature path. Other trees such as Douglas-fir, madrone, oak and a stunning stand of Ponderosa pines grow within the park boundary. A lush picnic area full of large sycamore and bay trees is located near the San Lorenzo River. The park’s four distinct ecosystems allow for many wildlife viewing opportunities. Many birds, banana slugs, black-tailed deer, coyote, and bobcats, along with others animals, live in the park. Steelhead can be seen in the river and the fishing season is during the winter (catch and release). The park has a Visitor Center and Nature Store.
Camping Sites are open seasonally. For details and site-specific advance reservations, call (800) 444-7275
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing