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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|1.0||Yes||No||Hilly, mixed woodlands|
|0.7||No||No||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|