Hike Fall Creek at Henry Cowell SP

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Distance

9.7 miles

Elevation Gain

2191 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Elena Pearson

10 miles through beautiful redwoods alongside a winding creek.

This quiet 10 mile hike features a winding creek and tall redwoods throughout the trail.  The parking at the Fall Creek Trailhead is limited, so it is best to get there before 10am.  There are redwoods very close to the trail and a good portion is alongside the creek.  Most of the trail is dirt, though the end becomes very sandy.

Snakes have been seen many times on the trail, so proper footwear is recommended.

Post-hike smoothies can be found in Felton, and are delicious.

Note: The trail is 9.7 miles, but downed trees sometimes cause 1-2 mile detours.

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7 months ago

Nice long hike

A pretty standard hike in the Santa Cruz mountains. Has everything you need - river, mountains, redwoods. Fun place to hike.

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