A view of Santa Cruz from the Pipeline Road The San Lorenzo River runs through the park

Park Location
Main (Day Use) Entrance:
101 North Big Trees Park Rd, Felton, CA, 95018
Campground Entrance:
2591 Graham Hill Rd, Scotts Valley, CA, 95060

The campground entrance is on the other side of the state park from the day use entrance.


GPS Users:

The campground has a Santa Cruz zip code instead of a Scotts Valley zip code, but it is the correct address. Google maps, MapQuest, and NAVTEQ are currently (8/8/12) not offering two entrance options.


Special Rules:

No alcohol, family camping only (8 people max, including children, at any campsite during stay).

Fall Creek Unit:
1400 Felton Empire Rd, Felton, CA, 95018
1750 Acres
15 Miles of Trails
Main (Day Use): Sunrise to Sunset



Day Use Kiosk: (831) 335-4598

Campground Kiosk: (831) 438-2396

Nature Center: (831) 335-7077
Gift Shop: (831) 335-3174 Managed by the Mountain Parks Foundation
Redwood Grove Nature Trail, Garden Of Eden
Big Rock Hole, Observation Deck, Pipeline Road
Ohlone Day

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is one of the two state parks in the area that has an old-growth trail that showcases the old giants (the other is in Big Basin Redwoods State Park). The oldest Redwood trees in the park are about 1400-1800 years old. The tallest on the old-growth trail measures about 281 ft in height by 17 ft in diameter. The day use area of the park is free to visitors who choose to hike or bike in, but bikes are allowed on only four trails within the park trail system; dogs are allowed on three trails. The $10 fee at the day use entrance is for parking, the main parking lot being conveniently located in front of the old-growth trail and next to Roaring Camp Railroad. There are two pull-outs along Hwy 9 and one pull-out along Graham Hill Road which allow free parking along the perimeter of the park. Two miles from Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is the Fall Creek Unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (See Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park - Fall Creek Unit for more details.) Since 2005, the day use side of the park has offered free WiFi access near the park store.

There are huge patches of Redwood Sorrel along the Rincon Fire Road



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