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Distance:
4.5 Miles / 7.2 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
2 hours, ~15 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Semi-Paved
Park:
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Town:
Felton, California
Directions:
37.040791, -122.065827
Added:
June 15, 2021
Updated:
June 16, 2021

The Observation Deck Loop hike at the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, California is a moderate 4.5-mile out-and-back trail that features a observation deck point at the top of the mountain.

The trail starts at one of the campgrounds, following the paved Pipeline Road through the wilderness and the redwoods. Breaking off to Eagle Creek Trail, the hike follows that up to Pine Trail, heading towards the observation deck. From the observation deck, follow Ridge Fire Road trail down the side of the mountain and back into the forest, meeting up back at the paved Pipeline Road and following that back to the starting point.

Pipeline Road, while paved, does have some pretty steep ups and downs. While the mountain trails are not as steep, most of it is covered in sand which can add additional difficulty as compared to solid ground.

Trails: Pipeline Road, Eagle Creek Trail, Pine Trail, Ridge Fire Road.

Pets: Dogs are not allowed on some of the named trails along this hike, hence dogs are not allowed. Please see the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park trail map for where dogs are permitted.

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  1. Parking

    37.040791, -122.065827
  2. Main Trailhead

    37.04087, -122.06499
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567 '

Total Change
652 '

Ascent
654 '

Descent

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4.5 miles / 7.2 km
Trail added
June 15, 2021
Hiked on
May 16, 2021
Updated on
June 16, 2021

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