Events & Activities

April Activities at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Guided Walk: Questing for the Other Giants
Sunday, April 13 at Noon
Meet in front of the Nature Store via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9
Join Docent Barry Grimm on this 4 hour/5 mile hike (at a moderate pace) exploring four amazingly different habitats.  We will experience a wide variety of plants and animals in a short distance.  In each habitat we will try to spot the “Champion Tree” of each species –Madrone, Sycamore, Douglas-fir, Cottonwood, Maple, Ponderosa Pine (and Redwood too!!).

From the park’s Observation Deck we’ll enjoy 360 degree views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay.  Maximum elevation gain is about 500 ft. 

This hike is suitable for adults, and young adults who are diligent hikers.  Dress in layers for changeable weather and temperatures. Bring walking shoes, water, sun protection and trail snacks. Meet at 12:00 Noon in front of the Nature Store (edge of parking lot) at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.  Enter the park from Hwy 9 (not Graham Hill Rd.).  For more information call 831-335-7077.   Heavy rain cancels.

Bird Walk                                                                                                                          
Sunday, April 27 from 8 am to 10 am
Meet at the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9
Every bird has a story to share, if you care to listen. If you would like to learn more about birds and their stories, join Senior Interpretive Aide Jessica Friedman on a birding walk. You can develop new birding skills while learning more about the natural behavior of common species in the park. Meet in front of the visitor center at 8 am. Bring your own binoculars and water.  For more information call 831-335-7077. Heavy rain cancels.

Events made possible by California State Park Docents, California State Parks and Mountain Parks Foundation

MAY ACTIVITIES AT HENRY COWELL REDWOODS STATE PARK

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Old-Growth Redwood Grove Walks
Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 24 at 11 am
Sunday, May 25 at 11 am
Monday, May 26 at 11 am
Come experience a forest adventure on a docent-led walk through the magnificent old-growth coast redwood grove. Guided walks meet at 11am at the Park Visitor Center.  The one-and-a-half hour long walk is just under a mile of walking on a flat, accessible trail.  Enter the park from Hwy 9. For more information call 831-335-7077.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Bird Walk
Sunday, May 18 at 8 am
Every bird has a story to share, if you care to listen. If you would like to learn more about birds and their stories, join Senior Interpretive Aide Jessica Friedman on a 2-hour birding walk. You can develop new birding skills while learning more about the natural behavior of common species in the park. Bring your own binoculars and water.  Meet in front of the kiosk at the campground located on Graham Hill Road, at 8 am. For more information call 831-335-7077

Events made possible by California State Park Docents, California State Parks and Mountain Parks Foundation

Annual Events at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

  
Ohlone Day
Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Ohlone People of the past with those of the present at Ohlone Day.  You will see traditional dancers and Ohlone demonstrators will share traditional basketry, songs, stories, tools, musical instruments, language and history.  You can throw an atlatl, make a tule craft, play Ohlone games, and try your hand at fire making.  The main entrance to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is located off of Highway 9 in Felton at 101 Big Trees Park Rd Felton, CA 95018. This event is appropriate for all ages.  Day-use parking fee is $10.  More information is available at (831)335-7077.

Mountain Parks Foundation Lobster Feed at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Visit
www.mountainparks.org for more information. Saturday, October 11, 2014
Twinkling lights under a canopy of trees and stars, the delightful sounds of live music floating through the air~the Annual Lobster Feed at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014. Enjoy a full dinner featuring a 1.5 pound fresh Maine lobster served with crisp salad, steaming corn-on-the-cob, warm garlic bread, wine, beer, coffee, and dessert. The bluegrass sounds of Highway One add their own special magic to the evening.  Call 831-335-3174 for ticket information.  This annual fundraiser for Mountain Parks Foundation supports the educational and cultural programs in Big Basin and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Parks

Mountain Parks Foundation funds the nature education and enrichment programs offered at Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwoods State Parks.  We believe an informed public will ensure the preservation of the natural habitats and cultural history of our California State Parks. Interpretive and educational programs funded by Mountain Parks Foundation serve more than 1.5 million park visitors annually, including more than 200 student classes who participate in park curriculum-based educational programs.

Events made possible by California State Park Docents, California State Parks and Mountain Parks Foundation