The Felton Pipeline Road Trail is a 5.9 mile out-and-back trail that bisects the Henry Cowell Redwood State Park, and is one of only three dog-friendly trails in the park. The trail has a lot to offer, including pawtacular views of a river, valley, and Redwood trees. This trail is accessible all year round to you and your furry family members.
Access to the trail is relatively easy once you head to the Northwest corner of the park and reach the Entrance Station or the Park Office, and then make it all the way to the Horse grounds. At the Entrance Station, you will also find a parking area and restrooms.
Once you get on the Felton Pipeline Road Trail, you will have quite an easy time getting around since the trail is paved. The trail usually has moderate traffic most of the time, so if you are looking for solitude, you are better off using one of the other dog-friendly trails in the park, such as Meadow Trail or Graham Hill Trail. Most of the trails in the park offer furtastic views of the stunning San Lorenzo River Valley, as well as close up views of the redwoods. Felton Pipeline Road Trail runs along the river on fairly even ground and has beautiful views of bigleaf maples on the right that look even more pawtacular during autumn.
Since the trail is within a California state park, there are some basic rules that you will have to abide by if you come with your pooch. First, your pooch must always be kept on a leash. If you decide to camp in the park, then you must stay with your dog in your tent or in your car at night. For your convenience, it is also a good idea to carry some clean up bags with you to help keep the park clean.
Felton Pipeline Road Trail is a furrrific trail for the entire family, including your tail-wager. The trail is paved, it is the easiest trail to hike in the entire park and has great scenic views.