Hiking in Henry Cowell Park Redwoods State Park

The park has about 20 miles of trails, ranging from 0.4 miles long to 3.3 miles long. Some trails are very steep. Terrain varies from forest to chaparral.

Trail Heads
The trail heads for the Powder Mill Trail and Pipeline Road are off Graham Hill Road, across from Nepenthe Road.

Rincon Road and parking lot is on the south side of the park off Highway 9 about three miles south of the main entrance.

Ox Trail Head and parking lot is on the west side of the park off Highway 9 about 1.4 miles south of the main entrance.

Redwood Grove Trail is a flat, easy 0.8 mile loop around the giant, old-growth redwoods. The trailhead is near the Visitor Center which is adjacent to the day use parking lot.  Restrooms are available at the half-way point. Wheelchairs and strollers may use its smooth, packed trail. Self-guided brochures are available at the Henry Cowell Nature Store and in the Visitor Center for 25 cents.

Trail Profiles

Trail Name

Length

in miles

Bikes Dogs Terrain
Big Rock Hole 0.9 No No Steep,rocky, mixed woodland, redwoods
Buckeye 1.6 No No .5 mile steep switchbacks, multi-terrain, no bridges
Eagle Creek 0.9 No No Hilly, redwoods, mixed evergreen, chaparral
Graham Hill 1.4 No Yes Hilly, oaks and pines
Meadow 0.3 No Yes Level, meadow
Ox 0.7 No No Mostly level, mixed woodlands and redwoods
Pine 2.2  No No Hilly, redwoods, mixed evergreen, chaparral
Pipeline Road 3.3 Yes Yes Level to steep, multi-terrain
Powder Mill
Road
1.0 Yes No Hilly, mixed woodlands
Powder Mill
Trail
0.7 No Yes Hilly, mixed woodlands
Redwood Grove 0.8 No No Level, old-growth redwoods, wheelchair and stroller accessible
Ridge Road 1.2 Yes No Hilly, chaparral
Rincon Road 2.5 Yes No Steep, multi-terrain, no bridges
River 1.2 No No Mostly level, riparian