I was sleeping in the car on our way home from church when my cousin woke me up and informed me that we will go to the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
I have to admit, at first, I was not too interested.
I was thinking- “It is just a park with giant trees, what is so interesting?”
Don’t get me wrong, I love nature.
But I am more into water sceneries like oceans, beaches or lakes..
Trees? Not really a fan.
So we went to the park not looking forward to seeing something great— I was wrong.
I didn’t think I’ll be in awe because of these Redwood trees.
They are really GIANTS and some are even older than our Lord, Jesus.
If I may add more information about Redwood Trees, 2 of the 3 species of Redwood Trees are from California, USA while the other type is found in China (Wikipedia on Redwood Trees).
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is one of the Redwood parks in California.
There are a lot of things you can do in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
Hiking, Fishing, River Crossing, ride a train at Roaring Camp Railroads, etc.
However, due to time constraint, we were only able to visit the Redwood Grove Loop Trail & the museum.
But I must say, visiting the trail was more than enough to appreciate the park.
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Redwoood Grove Loop Trail Brochure
In the entrance, a giant tree cross section will welcome you.
Can you believe that it came from a tree that grew more than 2,200 years ago?
Taking photos is a must!
But because the trees are really tall, my advise is for you to use the panorama function of your phone’s camera.
It will help you capture how big these trees are!
More Redwood Trees Photos:
The museum is a small one but you will definitely learn something there.
Although we didn’t ride the Roaring Camp Train, we managed to see the Roaring Camp.
It was a nice experience.
Again, another chance to marvel God’s creation.
If you like nature and if this post made you curious about Redwood trees, I suggest you visit a Redwood Park near you. 😊
Day Use Area: Sunrise to Sunset
The Visitor Center is open from 10 am to 4 pm daily.
The Nature Store opens daily at 10 am and closes at either 6 pm or sunset, whichever comes first.
Day-use Entrance Address
101 North Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018