Henry Cowell Activities and Events

Co-Sponsored by California State Parks and Mountain Parks Foundation

Henry Cowell's Day Use/Visitor Center entrance is located 1 mile south of Felton on Hwy 9. Click here for map.

Henry Cowell's Campground/Campfire Center entrance is located on Graham Hill Road 3.2 miles north of Santa Cruz. Click here for map.

For more information about these events call (831) 335-7077.


Choose Your Own Adventure Tour

Saturdays at 1 pm

Join us on a guided scavenger hunt along our trails. The group chooses from a selection of pre-planned walks, and then together seeks out the wonders of the woods! With our ample selection of trails, abundance of wildlife, and constantly changing seasons, no two adventures will ever be the same! Meet at the Visitor Center, in the day-use area of the park located off Highway 9 in Felton. Tour is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. 

Guided Redwood Walks

Saturdays at 11 am

Sundays at 1pm

How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable docents will lead you through our magnificent old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the Visitors Center in the Day Use area of Henry Cowell located off of Hwy 9 in Felton. Tour is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. 

Sandhills Mobile Visitor Center

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm

The Sandhills Mobile Visitor Center at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is now located in the day-use parking area. The mobile visitor center introduces to visitors the unique, fragile and diverse Santa Cruz Sandhills. Santa Cruz Sandhills are found only within this County. The exhibits focus on plants and animals living in the Sandhills including the Santa Cruz kangaroo rat and Mount Hermon June beetle.  The mobile visitor center will return to the Henry Cowell campground at the end of April for the summer season.

Guided Bird Walk

Saturday, April 15 at 8am

Meet in the campground for an approximately 1 mile stroll to discover the wintering birds of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The campground is located off Graham Hill Road in Scotts Valley. Please bring binoculars, water, snacks, layered clothes, and walking shoes. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10. Please no pets. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077.

For other events not listed above, please visit Henry Cowell Redwoods State Parks Facebook page here.

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