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Fall Creek State Park

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The parking lot is open.


Here are some guidelines for people visiting the Fall Creek Unit:

  • Visitors to engage in active recreation only.
  • Parking is now available.
  • Trails are open for access.

What is currently closed at this park?

  • Picnic tables and gathering spots
  • Special events and tours continue to be canceled

NOTICE: Get more information on the California State Parks response to COVID-19 here.

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


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

Things to do


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.


There are no facilities.


In the early 1950s, Samuel “Harry” Cowell proposed combining his family-owned property with an adjacent county-owned park to create a single 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.


  • 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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