Pipeline Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Santa Cruz County, California. It is within Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. It is three miles long and begins at 249 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,623 feet. The Nature Center information office and the Powder Mill Trail Parking, Graham Hill Trail Parking, and Graham Hill Plaza parkings are near the trailhead. There are also drinking water and a commercial. The Overlook Bench and The Fremont Tree and another tree can be seen along the trail. There are also a residential and an information map along the trail.
Pipeline Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"Have you have ever wished you could spend a few hours hiking with your dog on the forest moon of Endor from the movie Star Wars: Episode VI, The Return of the Jedi? If so, you owe it to yourself to take a trip to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in the hills north of Santa Cruz and do the Pipeline Road hike. This area is so full of massive redwoods and so aweinspiringly lush and green that after your hike your eyes may actually hurt a little from beauty overload."
--Jason Fator, Best Hikes With Dogs: San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond (The Mountaineers Books).
"Pipeline Road, one of three trails that allow leashed dogs, is a paved path that begins behind the gift shop. Don’t let the word “paved” turn you off. Not only are dog owners lucky to find a state park that allows dogs on a trail, but also this paved trail under a canopy of redwoods complete with seasonal streams and a lazy river is astonishingly pristine."
--Linda Mullaly & David Mullaly, Best Hikes with Dogs: Central California (The Mountaineers Books).
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