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Fall Creek State Park
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South Fork Trail is closed. To access the Lime Kilns, please use North Fall Creek Trail to Cape Horn Trail.

About

Fall Creek is the northern area of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. One of the park’s best kept secrets, it is 2,390 acres with about 20 miles of hiking trails.

Learn more in the California State Parks brochure: English | Spanish.


Operating Hours

Day-Use Area Sunrise to Sunset


Directions

The park is located at 1101 Felton Empire Road, about 4 miles west of Highway 9 in Felton.


Things to do

Hiking

Fall Creek contains about 20 miles of trails. Pick up a trail map at Henry Cowell State Park Visitor Center.


Fees and Passes

Parking is free.


Services

There are no facilities.


History

In the early 1950s, Samuel “Harry” Cowell proposed combining his family-owned property with an adjacent county-owned park to creat a signle park. Named after his father, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park was established in 1954.

The Fall Creek Unit  was later deeded to the state in 1972 by the Cowell family’s foundation. The park contains nearly the entire Fall Creek watershed, extending southeast from Ben Lomond Mountain.


Regulations

  • Horses are permitted only on designated trails.
  • Dogs, bikes, firearms, camping, fires and smoking are not allowed in the park.
  • All plants, animals and historical artifacts are protected. Do not remove them.

More Info

(831) 335-4598

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