Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

101 N. Big Trees Park Rd.
Felton, California 95018
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Dogs are welcome in many parts of the park. However, dogs are not permitted in the old-growth forest and some other areas.

Where dogs are allowed, they must be on a leash at all times and kept in your car or tent at night. They may not be left unattended.

Dogs are allowed in the picnic area, the campground, and on Pipeline Road, Graham Hill Trail, and Meadow Trail. They are not allowed on any other trails or interior roads.

Presley at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. <br/> Photo Credit: @alisonrainw
Presley at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
Photo Credit: @alisonrainw
Santa Cruz County is famous for its groves of towering coast redwoods, and Big Basin Redwoods State Park is just one place to see them. If you’re traveling with youngsters of the two-legged variety as well as those with fur, you’re sure to enjoy a ride on a narrow-gauge railroad once used to haul redwood logs out of the Santa Cruz Mountains. more »
Loki in Santa Cruz. Photo Credit: Kim Williams
Loki in Santa Cruz. Photo Credit: Kim Williams
Just a short hop south of the Bay Area, Santa Cruz County is diverse and exceedingly dog-friendly. Variety is the name of the game when it comes to dog-friendly lodging and dining—as well as other options for a yappy, outdoor-centric getaway. Here are some suggestions to get tails a’wagging. more »
Santa Cruz beach dog with frisbee
Photo credit: Don DeBold (CC)
When it comes to things to do with your dog in Santa Cruz County, there’s the obvious (beaches, wineries), and the not-so-obvious—like Byrne-Milliron Forest, a 400-acre Land Trust of Santa Cruz County property managed as a working forest and laced with dog-friendly trails (off-leash hiking for dogs with reliable recall is allowed). Another option for hikers is Pogonip, a 640-acre nature reserve/greenbelt with numerous dog-friendly trails. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is one of few state-run parks in California that allows dogs on some (but not all) trails. Got kids? Roaring Camp Railroads offers dog- and family-friendly steam train excursions through the redwoods. Another gem is Felton Covered Bridge Park, where the photo opps are as good as the picnic grounds are shady.

Of course, for first-time visitors, the obvious may not be so obvious. Suggestions for a yappy day: more »
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