Hendy Woods State Park
18599 Philo-Greenwood Road
Philo, CA 95466
Camping, hiking and day use offer an opportunity to relax and enjoy this special place. fishing is not permitted.
Trails—Big Hendy Trail is a level, 1.6-mile trail. The Little Hendy Train is a short loop through the grove. The Hermit Hut Trail takes you where the "Hendy Hermit," a Russian immigrant, once lived alone among the trees. The Azalea Creek Trail is a gentle walk through the trees, and the Eagle Trail is a service trail between the day-use area and the campground.
Camping—The campgrounds sit between Big Hendy and Little Hendy groves. Azalea Campground has 43 sites and Wildcat Campground has 49 sites; each site has a table, barbecue stove and food locker. Piped drinking water and restrooms with hot showers are nearby. Four small cabins and a hike-and-bike camp offer variety. Reserve these sites by calling (800) 444-7275 or visit www.parks.ca.gov.
Picnicking—Near the banks of the Navarro River, 12 picnic sites with barbecue stoves and tables overlook the Big Hendy Grove.
Exhibits and Programs—Enjoy Junior Ranger nature walks and a campfire program.
Located inland, about eight miles northwest of Boonville in the middle of the Anderson Valley, the park is warmer and less foggy than redwood parks along the coast. High and low temperatures between November and March can range from the high 50s to the low 30s at night. From April through October, daytime temperatures range from the low 60s to the low 100s, and from the low 40s to the low 50s at night. Layered clothing is recommended year round.
As of June 2017, Hendy Woods now has an electric vehicle charging station.
Hendy Woods is supported by Hendy Woods Community.
Hendy Woods Stargazing Program: The telescopes are on extended loan from MAPA, donated by Out of this World. Photos by Sam Gordon.