Fall Creek

Fall Creek, the northern unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State park, is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains west of the town of Felton. The park has 2,390 acres–nearly the entire watershed of Fall Creek–and about 20 miles of hiking trails. Most of these trails follow old wagon and logging roads that once led to busy industrial sites.

Fall Creek is a place of peace and quiet for those who visit and a place of refuge for the animals and plants that live there. Please help protect and preserve the park’s rich history, plants, animals, and valuable watershed.

  • The park is open daily from dawn to dusk
  • Bicycles are not allowed in the park
  • Horses are permitted only on designated trails (see map)
  • Dogs are not allowed in the park, even on leash, to protect the park’s wildlife and habitat
  • Firearms are not allowed in the park
  • Camping is not allowed in the park
  • Fires are not allowed in the park
  • Smoking is absolutely prohibited in any area of the park
  • All plants, animals, and historical artifacts are protected–do not remove them

You are responsible for knowing and obeying the above rules and for respecting our park neighbors and park property. Know where roads cross private lands, and respect the property owners who have graciously given permission of passage. The right to pass is revocable at any time.

Fall Creek Information

This often overlooked section of Henry Cowell, with almost 20 miles of hiking and the sit of the historic lime kilns, is certain to please your entire family.

Fall Creek Hiking

The park  has 2,390 acres–nearly the entire watershed of Fall Creek–and about 20 miles of hiking trails. Most of these trails follow old wagon and  logging roads that once led to busy industrial sites. The park has 12 different trails that range from .2 mile to 4.8 miles. Here you can find information about trail names, distances and hiking-time durations for many popular trails.

Fall Creek History

Learn about the limestone kilns that were once an integral part of a thrving industry that helped to rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. Find out how an heir to that industry's tycoon helped to donate land that would become Henry Cowell Redwoods and Fall Creek State Parks.

Fall Creek State Park Staff

Meet the ranger, interpreter and more of the Fall Creek State Park team. 

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