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The Best Hiking in Felton

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Top hiking spots in and near Felton

  • Felton, California

    Cape Horn Loop

    3.47 mi / 404 ft gain
    Cape Horn Loop is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Felton, California.
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  • Felton, California

    Fall Creek to Lime Kilns Trail

    4.97 mi / 610 ft gain
    Fall Creek to Lime Kilns Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Felton, California.
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  • Felton, California

    Hike Fall Creek at Henry Cowell SP

    5.0
    9.7 mi / 2191 ft gain
    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, ...
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  • Felton, California

    Fall Creek Trail to Ridge Trail Loop

    4.17 mi / 554 ft gain
    Fall Creek Trail to Ridge Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Felton, California.
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  • Felton, California

    Henry Cowell Redwoods to Garden of Eden

    2.61 mi / 335 ft gain
    Henry Cowell Redwoods to Garden of Eden is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Felton, California.
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  • Felton, California

    Redwood Grove Loop

    4.0
    0.93 mi / 144 ft gain
    Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is located just a few miles north of the city of Santa Cruz, along Highway 9. The park is home to an array of hiking and biking trails, but the crown jewel of the park is the Redwood Grove Loop Trail, which is only a 1/4 mile in from the park's entrance. Many peo...
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  • Felton, California

    Pipeline Road Trail

    6.08 mi / 755 ft gain
    Pipeline Road Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Mount Hermon, California.
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  • Felton, California

    River Trail, Eagle Creek, and Rincon Road Loop

    2.63 mi / 548 ft gain
    River Trail, Eagle Creek, and Rincon Road Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Felton, California.
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  • Felton, California

    Observation Deck Loop in Henry Cowell Redwoods SP

    4.3
    5.3 mi / 869 ft gain
    The trail starts at the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Visitors Center. Grab a map in the center, as your hike has you turning onto a few different trails to get to the observation deck.  Starting at the Redwood Grove Loop Trail, follow the trail until it connects with the Pipeline Road Trail ...
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  • Felton, California

    Hike to Limestone Kilns and Big Ben Redwood

    5.0
    8 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Henry Cowell Redwood State Park is a super easy destination to get to from Santa Cruz, but the seclusion of the Fall Creek Unit makes this a big bang for buck hike. This hike will take you to Big Ben, a medium sized old growth Redwood, and the abandoned Henry Cowell Lime and Cement Company Kilns ...
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  • Felton, California

    Ox Road Trail to Garden of Eden

    1.59 mi / 246 ft gain
    Ox Road Trail to Garden of Eden is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Felton, California.
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  • Felton, California

    Hike to the Garden of Eden Swimming Hole

    3.8
    Are the beaches of Santa Cruz too cold to swim in? Of course they are. But this swimming hole has your back. The Bay Area isn't blessed with a bounty of freely accessible, dog-friendly swimming holes. The Garden of Eden, just off Route 9 in the Henry Cowell Redwoods is one of them. Park on the si...
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  • Santa Cruz County, California

    Camp at Henry Cowell Redwoods Campground

    4.7
    / 665 ft gain
    Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is a great weekend option for Bay Area residents. With approximately 30 miles of hiking trails, the incredible Garden of Eden swimming hole, and proximity to Santa Cruz - this campground is not to be missed! On sunny days, view...
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  • Santa Cruz County, California

    Twin Gates Loop: Meadow Trail, Felix the Cat, Pipe Dream, Geoffs Trail

    5.6 mi / 466 ft gain
    Twin Gates Loop: Meadow Trail, Felix the Cat, Pipe Dream, Geoffs Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Scotts Valley, California.
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  • Felton, California

    Sunset Trail to Woodrat Trail to Discovery Loop

    3.49 mi / 702 ft gain
    Sunset Trail to Woodrat Trail to Discovery Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Felton, California.
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  • Santa Cruz, California

    Hike the Rincon Fire Trail

    5.0
    1 mi / 300 ft gain
    The Rincon Fire Trail Starts at a small dirt parking lot next to CA-9 and traverses down the mountain to the San Lorenzo River Connecting with the Pipeline Trail. The trail can be a simple one of a mile out and back or up to 5 miles depending on your preference. The elevation will change by about...
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